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easyLearn Rocks & Minerals | Earth Science HD

By Anu Vasuki

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Description

"easyLearn Rocks & Minerals HD" is a fun & interactive app for kids to learn about various rocks & minerals found on Earth. Lots of high quality real-world pictures & simple facts along with quiz formats based on pictures & clues give the kids a great visual understanding of the topic.

This App can be used as part of earth-science curriculum in upper elementary and middle school classrooms, in the homeschool environments, as supplemental learning at home & as reference material by teachers.

The lessons covered include:
1. Rock Formation & Rock Cycle
2. Texture of Rocks
3. Types of Rocks - Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
4. Igneous Rocks - Intrusive, Extrusive, Porphyritic : Basalt, Gabbro, Granite, Pegmatite, Obsidian, Porphyry, Pumice - how they form, where they are found, minerals contained in them, their properties & how they are useful.
5. Sedimentary Rocks - Sedimentation Processes, Clastic, Organic & Chemical Rocks: Coal, Conglomerate, Breccia, Gypsum, Limestone, Rock Salt, Sandstone, Shale - how they form, where they are found, minerals contained in them, their properties & how they are useful.
6. Metamorphic Rocks - Foliated & Non-Foliated Rocks: Gneiss, Marble, Quartzite, Schist, Slate - how they form, where they are found, minerals contained in them, their properties & how they are useful.
7. Mineral Formation, Rock-Forming & Non-Rock-Forming Minerals
8. Properties of Minerals - Hardness, Color, Streak, Luster etc.
9. Mohs Hardness Scale
10. Mines & Quarries
11. Common Minerals: Bauxite, Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Diamond, Feldspar, Graphite, Halite, Hematite, Magnetite, native metals, quartz, precious & semi-precious gemstones & many more - how & where they form, their properties & uses.

There are 3 modes to begin with.
* Learn Mode - Lots of simple learning pages with pictures and facts about each rock/mineral and related topics.

* Practice Mode - After learning your facts, you can practice your skills in this mode by answering questions or clues. There are 7 types of activities. Each one is in the form of a quiz, but it gives you many chances until you get your answer right.
1. Naming: Tap the correct name of the object shown in the picture, using the clue.
2. Questions: Tap the correct picture to answer the question.
3. Matching: Tap the correct picture on the right to match the picture shown on the left, using the clue.
4. Puzzles: Join the pieces of the puzzle to see the picture and its name.
5. Sorting: Sort the pictures into two groups using the clue.
6. Trivia: Tap the correct answer to the question.
7. Assorted: This combines all the 6 types above in a random fashion.

* Quiz Mode - After practicing your answers, you can take the actual Quiz in this mode. There are 5 types of activities similar to the ones in Practice mode. Each one is in the form of a quiz. You can select your answers for all questions/clues one by one and at the end of the Quiz, it gives you a summary of how you scored and lets you compare all your answers to the correct answers one by one.
1. Naming: Tap the correct name of the object shown in the picture, using the clue.
2. Questions: Tap the correct picture to answer the question.
3. Matching: Tap the correct picture on the right to match the picture shown on the left, using the clue.
4. Trivia: Tap the correct answer to the question.
5. Assorted: This combines all the 4 types above in a random fashion.

Also check out our other easyLearn apps in Science and English Grammar.

What's New in Version 2.01

Fixed an issue with background image.
Fixed an issue with incomplete question line.

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easyLearn Rocks & Minerals | Earth Science HD
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2014
  • Version: 2.01
  • Size: 43.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Anupama Vasuki

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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