Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges
8. Rocks and Minerals
- Research the difference between rocks and minerals.
- Learn about the characteristics of minerals and identify the three types of rocks.
- Research the ways rocks and minerals are used in our everyday life.
- Find a museum near you that has a rock, mineral, or gemstone display. See how many you can identify.
- If there isn’t a museum near you, find pictures of rocks and minerals online and create your own display to share with your Farmgirl Chapter or family.
- Become a rockhound! Collect at least 10 different rocks or minerals.
- Identify if each is either rock or mineral, and write your observations down.
- Keep an eye out for fossils or gemstones.
January, 2012 Edition