Do Rocks Need Us?

ASK May-June 2019. Life is life, and rocks are rocks. But what happens when they get together?
ASK May-June 2019

ASK Magazine ROCKS! And, ASK Magazine is all about rocks! You and your kids can take your first steps into the fascinating world of geology as you dig into fossils, islands, volcanos, and more. Discover what is and isn’t a rock – it’s not as obvious as you’d think!


Some people say we are floating around space on one big rock. That’s not far from true. Rocks have been around as long as the earth and scientists often use rocks to find clues about our past. But even something as inanimate as a rock has a lifecycle of sorts. Uncover the secret lives of rocks as you see how they are used to tell us about our history and help predict things that may come. And it’s not just our home rock you’ll study. Discover what rocks can tell us about the mysteries of Mars.


Enjoy features including:

  • How to Make an Island by Jason Chin
  • The Living Rock Cycle
  • How to Become a Fossil by Emily Cambias
  • This Rock Was Once Alive
  • Oldest Living Rock Tells All by MJ Old
  • This Is Not a Rock
  • Clam vs. Rock by Christy Peterson
  • Looking for Life on Mars by Tracy Vonder Brink

Regular features of ASK magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Bot’s Mighty Math, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, and Marvin and Friends.