Science Projects for Distance Learning

“Mini Dinosaur Dig” Are you looking for science-based, home-school projects you can do with your high school student during this distance learning time? Check out my TpT store for the addition of “Mini Dinosaur Dig” Projects. Each Mini dinosaur project contains three dinosaurs to assemble. One student can assemble and research all three dinosaurs, one…

Teaching from Home

The uncertainty of March The month of March has always meant uncertain weather in Colorado. One day it is 70 degrees and sunny leaving you feeling that summer is already here; while the next day is a blizzard that deposits 18 inches of snow. This year, March has left all of us across the nation…

Geology is so much more than Rocks!

ROCKS? It is that time of year when students begin registering for classes for next year. “Isn’t Geology all about rocks?” That is the question that gets asked more than any other. Rocks are certainly a significant portion of geology, but it is by no stretch of the imagination the only part of geology. The…

Traveling Geology

There is nothing I love to do more in my spare time than to travel. Whenever I do travel I try to look for unique geologic locations or sites to visit while I am there. I have been very fortunate to travel several locations over the last few years; this year I traveled to West…

Meteor Crater: Ultimate Geology Bucket List

Geology and Astronomy at Meteor Crater, Arizona There are very few places that I have visited that blend my two favorite science topics (Geology and Astronomy) as well as the remarkable location called Meteor Crater in Arizona.  It has been on my Bucket List for some time, and over Thanksgiving break I got to visit…

Thanksgiving week is here!

Thanksgiving week is here!  I am always grateful for time with family, eating good food, playing cards and laughing!  It is also a time to recharge my mind and heart for the remainder of the semester.   Reflection time is always good and provides the opportunity. To create a clear path for finishing the semester…

Mineral Physical Property

Coming soon…. Mineral physical property videos.  Having taught Geology for so many years, I know how difficult it is for students to be able to accurately identify mineral properties.  Luster and mineral cleavage are particularly difficult to accurately identify when you are new to Geology.  If the physical properties of minerals are incorrectly described. It…

Earth Science Activities

School has started! Life completely changes once I go back to school; as it does for every teacher. There’s grading, goal setting, parent contacts, department meetings, lab preparation. With everything we have to juggle as teachers. It is so nice to have reliable, well-made activities in your bag of tricks that are ready to go.…

Dinosaur Dig & Research Project

The 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and landing occurred in late July of 2019.  It seems fitting that I launch my Dinosaur Dig & Research Project at about the same time (This is perhaps a little melodramatic, but I have waited so long to share these projects that I decided to push the…

Geology and Earth Science Teachers

Hello Geology and Earth Science Teachers.  Now that it is July (and I have had time to decompress) I have started to think about the geology activities for high school students that I would like to focus on this year.  The Dinosaur Dig and Research Project will be my focus this year.  This project, which…

High school Science Lesson Plans Geology