gs5.jpg (46693 bytes)

ROCKS ROCK
Junior Girl Scout Badge*
GeoFair 2003

1. BE A ROCK HOUND!
    
Start a rock collection at the Cincinnati Gem and Mineral Show.  Ask questions about the different
    kinds rock,  minerals, and fossils, that you get in your egg carton.           

2. GEO HUNT
    No activity at the show.

3. WHAT TYPE IS IT?
    
Each rock in your egg carton will fall into one of three categories.
    
Describe the characteristics of the three types of rock.

    Igneous___________________________________________________________

    Metamorphic_______________________________________________________

    Sedimentary________________________________________________________

    Which rocks in your collection are?

              Sedimentary_____________________,________________________

              Metamorphic____________________,________________________

              Igneous________________________,________________________          

4. SOIL SENSE
    
Make a list of the different particles that make up soil in this area.

     ______________________                 _______________________

    ______________________                  _______________________ 

    ______________________                   _______________________

    ______________________                   _______________________

    ______________________                   _______________________

    ______________________                    _______________________

    Where do the soil ingredients come from?

    _____________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________

    Soil in other areas of the country may be different.  What are some of these different elements?

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

5. "GEO" CAREERS
    
Talk with a geologist or a paleontologist about the different types of training or education they
    need to do their jobs.  What other kind of careers relate to studies of the earth?
    ________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________
    Check out the booths of the:
    University of Cincinnati
    Miami University
    Northern Kentucky University
    Cincinnati Mineral Society and Dry Dredgers

6. WIPE OUT EROSION!
    
No activity at the Gem and Mineral Show.

7. AROUND THE WORLD
   
Volcanic eruptions have had a tremendous impact on people who live near an active volcano. 
   Attend the Cincinnati Mineral Society's famous volcanic eruption at the show.  What causes
   volcanic eruptions and what happens during eruptions?

     __________________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

8. THE VIEW FROM ABOVE
    
No activity at the Gem and Mineral Show

9. FOSSIL FUN
    
How are fossils made?

     _______________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________

   Find examples of fossils that are:
  
Impressions________________________________________________________

    Molds___________________________________________________________

   Cast_____________________________________________________________

   What is Ohio's state fossil?______________________________________________

   What is Kentucky's state fossil?___________________________________________

    Name other common fossils found in the area._________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

10. WEATHERED OR NOT...
     No activity at the Gem and Mineral Show.

      Girl Scout Troops should do at least one outside activity to earn the Rocks Rock  Junior Girl
     Scout Badge.

      For example: Requirement #2, girls should search for the geological clues in   the community. 
     Requirement #8, girls look at satellite photos to locate landmarks.  Requirement #10, girls look
     for weather clues on the land.

    Date completed____________________________________

    Scout's signature___________________________________

    Leader's signature__________________________________                                                                                    

    SM
     01/02 rrf

  * For more informatoin click "here"