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What are the essential pieces of field gear for a geologist - or in fact any geology enthusiast? What ...Read More
Olivine is one of the simplest silicate minerals that can be found in igneous rocks on our planet. All the ...Read More
So you have been successful in having your topic selected as one of the conference posters. Good job! Presenting a ...Read More
While high school students are taught about chemistry using simple examples of inorganic and organic substances, very few are exposed ...Read More
Too often scientists ignore talking to the public. They would rather spend all their “communication” time and energy talking about ...Read More
A geological hammer is often seen as an essential part of any field geologists equipment. Often called rock picks ...Read More
Cinder cones are volcanic features that are found at volcanic sites where there has been some form of fountaining activity. Fire Fountains ...Read More
The evidence for Plate Tectonics is very conclusive. It is very well supported theory, and while scientific debate continues about ...Read More
The Earth's plates don't just sit there. They move and interact at their boundaries - and that is what makes ...Read More
The Earth's crust is broken up into around seventeen major pieces that we call tectonic plates. These plates form ...Read More
The Earth's crust - that outermost rocky layer of our planet - can be daunting to understand. To start ...Read More
If you are a geoscientist you are going to need field boots. Even if you are being a "geoscientist" just ...Read More
Taking solid field notes is a skill that many students are not taught. The days of a geologist's life recorded ...Read More
Mica has been used for many purposes over time and even in my short lifetime I have seen it in ...Read More
Understanding time is something that geoscientists are just great at doing. But we get a little sick of people not understanding ...Read More
Most people believe that one of the major hazards of volcanoes are lava flows. They are surprised to find ...Read More
Diamonds are NOT a girl's best friend - or so I tell my wife. And here is why. All minerals ...Read More
Mapping lava flows using satellite images is a wonderful activity that you can do in your classroom. In some ...Read More
Field trips are critical. Learning Earth science in the field is as important as learning to cook in a kitchen ...Read More
Cleavage is an important diagnostic feature of minerals. However it is often misunderstood. And more often mistaken for another mineral ...Read More
Often we have to teach about phenomenon, like an earthquake, that our students have never experienced. We can read eyewitness ...Read More
One of the reasons I fell in love with geology was finding evidence of igneous activity in the form of ...Read More
Gold - the metal on which many empires have grown (and withered) is a strange metal indeed. In nature it ...Read More
An EarthCache is a special place that you can visit using GPS technology to learn more about the geology of ...Read More
How hard is a mineral? Geoscientists still use mineral hardness as a way to identify an unknown mineral. This ...Read More
We are all looking at ways to collect and display data with our students. Most of the time the data ...Read More
Basalt. It's the fine grained igneous rock that makes up the sea floor and sometimes spews forth from volcanoes on ...Read More
Deep Time is the term used by scientists to describe the vast amount of time that has passed since the ...Read More
The Permian period of time started around 299 million years ago when the Earth was in the deep freeze of ...Read More
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