MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

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 family or the Farmgirl Connection chatroom under Merit Badge Chit Chat.
  • 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.

April, 2024 Edition