TOS Sweet Critique: AIMS – Earth Rocks!


What:  AIMS – Earth Rocks!

Cost:  $29.95

Recommended Ages:  Grades 4-5



AIMS – Earth Rocks! is an activity book that covers Earth science topics for grades four and five.

Topics taught include:

  • Rocks and minerals
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Earth changes
  • Resources
  • Pollution

The book provides a multitude of activities such as make-your-own books, experiments, worksheets, and more.

A complete materials list is also included.


Babydoll is a huge fan of science and rocks and outside stuff; she loves Earth science.

She also enjoys working with her hands making things like little booklets, cutting, gluing, etc.

She’s a huge fan of activity books and will sit there on her own completing them.

All this means:  she enjoyed AIMS – Earth Rocks!.  I felt bad that I didn’t have some of the items on hand that she needed for the experiments she chose, but she still made a few of the booklets and read through some of the material.

I was quite impressed with the variety of worksheets.  I can’t stand getting an activity book that has all of the same:  all matching, all multiple choice, etc.

AIMS did a great job of incorporating drawing, writing, coloring, matching, and lots more.

The material covered is quite thorough and each chapter gives an assortment of experiments.

I would like to see perforated pages in the book for times when you might need to tear pages out, but I’m sure that’s just me being OCD and weird.  It of course does not affect the content.

With the variety of subjects covered by AIMS, I would definitely recommend taking a look at their site to see if there are subjects that you would like to include in your homeschool or as extracurricular activities for your kids.


See what other members of the Crew thought about the different AIMS books they reviewed here.

True Confessions:  I received our copy of AIMS – Earth Rocks in exchange for an honest review of the material.  All opinions are my own.