What is a rock? -- Rocks from fire -- Rough and smooth -- Secondhand rocks -- Layer by layer -- Rocks that change -- Under pressure -- Wear and tear -- Rain, roots, and ice -- Rocks from space -- Uses of rocks -- What is a fossil? -- How fossils form -- Ancient sea creatures -- Age of dinosaurs -- Fossil plants -- Fossil fuels -- Clues from fossils -- How to find fossils -- Fun with fossils -- Rocks around you.
Text and illustrations introduce different kinds of rocks and fossils, including how they are formed and where they can be found. Includes activities.