Understanding polar reversals helps us to understand an important piece of evidence for Plate Tectonics. When molten rock cools, some of the minerals that form contain enough iron to be magnetic such as magnetite and hematite. This means that once
One of the most amazing places on the Earth’s crust is where two massive continental plates are moving apart. Almost 99% of thee areas take place under the oceans, which just a few exceptions above sea level, such as the African
Trying to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in the classroom can often seem disjointed. Having a STEM teaching tool that links those fields all together so learners can see how amazingly integrated they really would be perfect. Right?
What are the essential pieces of field gear for a geologist – or in fact any geology enthusiast? What things should you have to explore the geology, look for minerals and get the most out of your field time…and
Olivine is one of the simplest silicate minerals that can be found in igneous rocks on our planet. All the silicate minerals are made from the basic silicate mineral building block called the ‘silicon tetrahedron’ which is one silicon atom
So you have been successful in having your topic selected as one of the conference posters. Good job! Presenting a poster at a scientific conference is a real art. You want to be able to attract the eye of people
While high school students are taught about chemistry using simple examples of inorganic and organic substances, very few are exposed to the chemistry of the most abundant group of chemicals on Earth- the silicate group of minerals. Silicate minerals can
Too often scientists ignore talking to the public. They would rather spend all their “communication” time and energy talking about their science to their peers. They meet in hallowed halls and conference centers to communicate their science to their own.
A geological hammer is often seen as an essential part of any field geologists equipment. Often called rock picks or geopicks, the geological hammer is also a symbol of our profession. And let’s face it, who doesn’t like to
Cinder cones are volcanic features that are found at volcanic sites where there has been some form of fountaining activity. Fire Fountains are where lava has been ejected during an eruption up into the air where it cools and falls to the ground