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There are many different kinds of rocks and minerals found in the world. Some are rough. Some are smooth. Some have multiple colors. You can find rocks anywhere. What is your favorite?

One common type of sedimentary rock is sandstone. Sandstone is formed mainly of sand. Water carries this sand with it. This water sometimes comes from a river. Other times, floodwater carries the sand. This process happens over millions of years. As a result, sandstone often has layers.

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Making Connections


Where do you see rocks in your life? What do they look like?


Have you read other books about rocks or minerals? What did you learn?


Rocks change form through the rock cycle. What else changes form over time?

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