This week we’re talking earthquakes on a local scale: Continue reading “What’s shakin’? Not much.”
This week’s prompt for our geojournal is: “Science teaches us the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. Write a journal entry that explains how you reconcile the apparent conflict between this and the creation of the Earth according to the Bible.” Continue reading “Time: Let’s not be hasty”
I love this picture. I took this two years ago at Deception Pass State Park in Washington state.
It has nothing to do with this week’s topic.
Last week I was out riding my bike and stopped to take a picture of this outcropping of rocks because I knew we’d be studying sedimentary rocks this week and I was pretty sure it would be a good local example. Continue reading “Well, that’s Settled.”
This week we are studying volcanoes, and my friend Katrina experienced the Mt. St. Helens eruption first hand. This is her incredible story. Continue reading “Ashes to Ashes”
A mere mile and a half from my house is the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. I went there once when my son was a cub scout . . . that kid is now driving. I vaguely recalled a table with rocks the same size that weighed vastly different amounts. The topic of the week in Geology 111 is minerals, and with density a defining feature, I coughed up the $10 admission fee to checked it out again. It did not disappoint. Continue reading “Ten Bucks Well Spent”
This week in Geo111 we’re learning about plate tectonics. It’s actually pretty neat to think that our understanding of this scientific theory is relatively recent, only embraced in the last 30 years or so.