Rocks and Soil

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The Young Scientist Investigates topic book on Rocks and Soil was first published in 1982 and gives information, illustrated by full colour photographs and drawings, about the structure of the Earth, how it changes over time, different kinds of rock and soil. It is intended for children aged 8-11 to read and then to answer questions, and carry out activities such as making model volcanoes, plaster casts of fossils, and investigating different soils.

Contents
The Earth
Rocks
Minerals
Volcanoes
Glaciers and earthquakes
How rocks are broken down
How new rocks are formed
Fossils
Fuels from the Earth
Do you remember?
Things to do
Soil
How soil is formed
Different kinds of soil
Sandy soils and clayey soils
Loam
Earthworms
Plant foods
Taking care of the soil
Do you remember?
Things to do
Experiments to try
Glossary

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