One of the most dramatic geological features found around our planet is columnar jointing formed from the cooling of molten rock. Many national parks and monuments as well as countless waterfalls and even one or two sal-called “alien landing sites”
Traditionally, when we talk about the layers of our planet we talk about the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust. But when we talk about Plate Tectonics we have to deal with another concept – that is the lithosphere.
When you just start off exploring the wonders of minerals, working out mineral identification can seem a daunting task. It becomes a skill that you build over time – and mostly from experience of seeing lots and lots of minerals,
So you need to buy a holiday gift for the geologist in your life? Are you struggling to find something that will be ideal for their impeccable taste in all things Earth-related? I know how hard it can be to
So you want to run a field trip? I have been leading field trips for over 30 years, and have had to deal with many situations that have required me to learn new ways of making sure people are comfortable
Just some of the photos from our 2019 Iceland trips.
I have spent a lot of time measuring the weathering rates of marble gravestones. During my studies, I have discovered a trend that says that the rate changes over time. But that is not what this is about. It is
For many educators who are not Earth science trained, and many who are, they flounder when trying to work out the best way to introduce the subject to their students. The first thing they do is reach for the textbooks
Description : This is an activity where students have to identify rock samples based on field note descriptions. They also have to provide the evidence they used to come to their conclusions. This activity requires a basic understanding of how...
We view our planet using different scales. Most people use just the local scale – they see what is immediately around them. Sometimes they maybe expand that field of view so that it expands out to the horizon, mountain range or...