Which minerals should I eat? Which minerals are used to make cement, paint and light bulbs? Learn about materials, the mythology of stones and more in this 4-H project.
What can you do?
In the geology project, you can:
- Learn about metamorphism, weathering quartz minerals or ores.
- Study geologic earth structures or features, such as volcanoes, mountain ranges, plate tectonics and more.
- Create a display of rocks, minerals or gemstones.
These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project.
What does it mean to show at the fair?
For 4-H'ers, local and state showcase events (like the Minnesota State Fair) are not just fun events. They provide youth opportunities to exhibit the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year– and to continue their learning.
Contact your local 4-H office for geology project showcase opportunities near you.
Exhibit ideas and judging criteria
Get exhibit ideas and find out what the judge is looking for in the evaluation sheet.
Reviewed in 2018