Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Waco, Tx

Achievements

Achievement Checklist

Keep track of your achievements, Let John know what you have accomplished so that he can record it. To earn a badge, you must complete at least 3 activities for the category and have me send a signed notice to the AFMS Juniors Activities Chair. You will become a Rockhound after earning 6 badges and a Rock Star after earning all 20! 

1. Rocks & Minerals  
  1.1 Learning the Characteristics of Minerals 1.5 Crystal Shapes 
  1.2 Making & Using a Mineral ID Kit 1.6 Growing Crystals & Making Geodes
  1.3 Building a Mineral Collection 1.7 State Rocks, Minerals, & Gemstones 
  1.4 The Three Rock Types  
   
2. Earth Resources  
  2.1 Everyday Uses of Rocks & Minerals 2.4 Field Trip to a Mine or Quarry 
  2.2 Minerals in the Home 2.5 Field Trip to a Hardware Store
  2.3 Collecting Everyday Objects & Minerals That Went Into Them 2.6 Careers in the Earth Sciences
   
3. Fossils  
  3.1 The Geological Time Chart 3.5 A Fossil-Collecting Field Trip
  3.2 Types of Fossilization & Making or Excavating Fossils 3.6 Your State Fossil
  3.3 The Forms of Life 3.7 Dinosaurs
  3.4 Collecting Fossils  
   
4. Lapidary Arts  
  4.1 Learning About Lapidary Rocks 4.4 * Completing a Lapidary Project * (required for this badge)
  4.2 Choosing a Lapidary Project 4.5 Sharing Your Lapidary Project
  4.3 * Workshop Safety & Naintenance * (required for this badge)  
   
5. Collecting  
  5.1 Building a Collection 5.4 Displaying Your Collection 
  5.2 Cataloging & Labeling Your Collection 5.5 Reporting About Your Collection
  5.3 Storing a Collection  
   
6. Showmanship  
  6.1 Techniques for Effective Displays 6.4 * Making Your Own Public Display * (required for this badge)
  6.2 Holding a Workshop on Display Ideas 6.5 Entering Competition
  6.3 Observing & Evaluating Displays  
   
7. Communication  
  7.1 Oral Report 7.4 Corresponding with Experts 
  7.2 Written Report or Newsletter Article 7.5 Holding a Symposium
  7.3 Bulletin Board or Poster Board Displays 7.6 Writing a Field Trip Guide
   
8. Field Trips  
  8.1 * Field Trip Etiquette & AFMS Code of Ethics * (required for this badge) 8.4 Record Keeping 
  8.2 Field Trip Planning 8.5 The Indoor Field Trip
  8.3 * Taking a Field Trip * (required for this badge)  
   
9. Leadership  
  9.1 Becoming a Youth Officer 9.5 Overseeing a Newsletter Column or an Entire Youth Newsletter 
  9.2 Organizing a Group Display 9.6 Managing a Youth Activity Booth at a Local Gem Show
  9.3 Leading a Show-&-Tell Session or Presentation 9.7 Mentoring
  9.4 Planning & Leading a Field Trip  
   
10. Earth Processes  
 10.1 What is a Rock? 10.4 Sedimentary Rocks 
 10.2 Plate Tectonics and the Rock Cycle 10.5 Metamorphic Rocks 
 10.3 Igneous Rocks  
   
11. Earth in Space  
 11.1 Modeling the Solar System 11.4 Collecting Meteorites & Tektites 
 11.2 Learning About Visitors from Space 11.5 Collecting Meteorite Dust
 11.3 Effects of Meteorites & Famous Craters  
   
12. Gold Panning & Prospecting  
 12.1 Gold as a Mineral 12.4 Gold Resources in Your Own State or Region 
 12.2 Uses of Gold 12.5 Field Trip to a Gold Mine
 12.3 Gold Throughout History 12.6 Panning for Gold
   
13. Gemstone Lore & Legend  
 13.1 Anniversary Stones 13.4 Gems in Religion
 13.2 Birthstones & the Zodiac 13.5 Mysticism & Minerals
 13.3 Fabled Gemstones  
   
14. Stone Age Tools & Art  
 14.1 Rocks & Minerals Used as Tools 14.4 Making Rock Art 
 14.2 Making Stone Tools 14.5 Recording & Interpreting Rock Art
 14.3 Making Stone Tools & Art from Clay 14.6 Visiting a Museum or Native American Cultural Center
   
15. Rocking on the Computer  
 15.1 * Exploring the Web Safely & Securely * (required for this badge) 15.4 Cataloging Your Collection Electronically
 15.2 Reporting on Favorite Web Sites 15.5 Maps & GPS to Find Your Way
 15.3 Making Presentations with the Computer 15.6 Joining an Online Community
   
16. The World in Miniature  
 16.1 Collecting, Preparing, & Storing Miniature Minerals 16.5 Collecting, Preparing, & Storing Thumbnail Fossils 
 16.2 Collecting, Preparing, & Storing Thumbnail Minerals  16.6 Collecting, Preparing, & Storing Microfossils
 16.3 Collecting, Preparing, & Storing Microminerals 16.7 Collecting & Classifying Sand
 16.4 Collecting, Preparing, & Storing Miniature Fossils  
   
17. Special Effects  
 17.1 Magnetism 17.5 Natural Fiber Optics ot "TV Stone"
 17.2 Triboluminescence 17.6 Phantoms & Inclusions
 17.3 Birefringence or Double Refraction 17.7 Other Special Effects
 17.4 Chatoyancy: Cat's Eye & Asterism 17.8 The Amazing Mineral Magic Show
   
18. Fluorescent Minerals  
 18.1 * What is Fluorescence & Why Do Minerals Fluoresce * (required for this badge) 18.4 Creating a Fluorescent Display Case & Exhibiting Your Collection 
 18.2 Famous Fluorescent Mineral Localities 18.5 * Safety with Fluorescent Lamps * (required for this badge)
 18.3 Collecting Fluorescent Minerals 18.6 Special Effects of Some Fluorescent Minerals
   
19. Reaching Across Generation  
 19.1 * Spending Six Hours with a Senior Member * (required for this badge) 19.4 Finding, Taking, or Drawing a Picture of Your Senior Member 
 19.2 Five Things You Learned from a Senior Member 19.5 A Specimen that is Special to Your Senior Member
 19.3 The Best Time You Spent wit hYour Senior Member 19.6 Making a Memory Box
   
20. Maps  
 20.1 Learning About the Different Sorts of Maps & How to Read Them 20.4 Using GPS 
 20.2 Sources of Paper Maps 20.5 Maps on the World
 20.3 Making Maps  

To earn your Rockhound badge, you need to earn at least 6 of the 20 badges. Check off activities you‘ve completed. When you have earned 6 or more badges, let me know and we will forward your accomplishment list to the AFMS Juniors Program chair. Similarly, once you‘ve earned all 20 badges, we will forward the completed sheets to receive an AFMS cloisonné pin as a Rock Star. Way cool.  Cool