Learn about the fascinating hobby of "rock hunting." Geology is the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has  undergone or is undergoing. Learn to identify Indiana rocks, minerals, and fossils.

geology project information

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How can you showcase what you learned?

Show-off what you learned at the Marion County Showcase!

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines:
  • Cloverbud 4-H members:
  • Rock collection: 6 rocks the 1st year, 9 the 2nd year, and 12 the 3rd year. The rock collections can be displayed in an egg carton or on a pasteboard. Please make sure rocks are secure so they won’t fall out. Label the rocks with shape, color, size, and location where you found the rocks. 
  • Make models of people or animals out of rocks. Display six (6) in a box with labels of the type of rock. Please secure all items so they won't fall out. 
  • Make crystals in a jar using salt, boric acid, washing soda, borax or baking soda. Display three (3) different crystals. Please make sure crystals are secure in the chamber.

Classic 4-H members: Note: A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook. 


  • Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard

Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)


Below are resources to help you learn more about Geology and prepare your exhibit.


  • 4-H manuals:
  • Publications & websites:
  • Record sheets to write down what you learned:

Visit Indiana 4-H’s Geology webpage for more helpful information.