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Published in 1995
Bill Nye talks about rocks and soils. Season 3 Episode 4.
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Published in 1998
Bill Nye talks about erosion. Season 5 Episode 14.
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Chapter 4 focuses on rocks and minerals, and looking at types of rocks. Lessons included in this chapter: rocks, minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks.
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Rocks hold the history of the Earth and the materials that will be used to build its future. Browse through images of the three rock types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
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Get your sparkle on at Gemological Institute of America (GIA)'s website to gemology and geology education. Targeted for elementary and middle school level students and teachers, the website offers sections such as Gem Explorer, Story of a Gem, and Gem Glossary. Gem Explorer presents information...
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A comprehensive image collection of rock breakdown features observed on boulders. This atlas is intended as a tool for planetary geoscientists and their students to assist in identifying surface features found on rocks on planetary surfaces.
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This web-resource, which is aimed at UK science students, shows how surface and deep Earth processes produce the rocks we stand on, and use to build our homes.
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Published in 2009
Dig into the world's largest collection of ocean sediments. Peter deMenocal, a marine geologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Rusty Lotti Bond, curator of the Deep Sea Sample Repository, show off the collection and explain what it's good for.
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Published in 2005
Students have the opportunity to take a core sample of their local soil. Using PVC piping, a section of soil is pulled up, allowing students to observe the soil's different layers. Those layers are then separated and identified. The identification process helps students understand what elements make...
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Published in 1998
"Here is the original Virtual Cave, devoted to the astounding variety of nature's handiwork found in solution caves, those dissolved out of solid rock by acidic waters. Most solution caves are found in carbonate rocks (limestone, dolomite, or marble) or gypsum. They may occur in sandstones, since...
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This site contains a free, downloadable poster of the rock cycle. The rock cycle illustrates the formation, alteration, destruction, and reformation of earth materials, and typically over long periods of geologic time. The rock cycle portrays the collective system of processes, and the resulting...
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"To allow students to produce a """"marketable"""" product made from minerals that are used by most people every day. Both the abrasive and cleansing compounds found in toothpaste, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, are minerals. Students make their own toothpastes with different colors and...
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The study of rocks is called petrology. Rocks may have fossils in them, and they are made up of minerals, but petrologists like looking at the rocks themselves. Just click on one of the link to find out more about rocks and the rock cycle.
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Minerals are among the most beautiful objects in nature, and they are used to make objects you use every day of your life , including the computer you are looking at right now! Read on to discover more about them. Just click on one of the links to find out more.
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Invite students to learn all about rocks with this interactive rock cycle worksheet. They choose what happens to the rock, learning the process that a rock can go through. They spin clockwise and counterclockwise, choosing their own adventure!
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Maps of Mississippi geology, fact sheets, Energy library, publications; Location: Jackson, MS
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Data and maps, research, reports, fact sheets; Location: St. Paul, MN
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The Conservation and Survey Division (Nebraska Geological Survey), the natural resource survey component of the School of Natural Resources, is a unique, multi-disciplinary research, service and data-collection organization established by state statute in 1921. The Division's mission is to...
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The Weis isn't your grandfather's museum full of dusty old glass cases — although we've got some really old stuff here! Imagine a museum where you can make an earthquake, walk through a mine tunnel, shoot off a quarry blast, touch a dinosaur bone, and make it rain! And everyone — from...
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Rocks break down into smaller pieces through weathering. Rocks and sediment grinding against each other wear away surfaces. This type of weathering is called abrasion, and it happens as wind and water rush over rocks. The rocks become smoother as rough and jagged edges break off. In this activity,...
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