Geology Rocks TINDER

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…

Tea Table Geologic Travel

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…

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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…

Geology Teaching resource

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

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…

Activities for Earth Science

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.…

Geology and Earth Science Teachers

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…

Some thoughts for teachers for the summer Burgess fossil

Science Museum

It’s June!  For teachers, June is a month for rejuvenation and reflection.  It is also time to spend with your own children and to help peak their interest in learning.  There are so many places to visit, either locally or more distant locales, that can spark interest and the desire to learn more in a…

Dinosaurs Activity, Plans, & Printables

Who does not love dinosaurs?  Are you trying to find a way to spark interest in your earth science or geology students?  Do you have a child at home who loves dinosaurs and wants to learn more about them?  You have come to the right place!  No matter the age group or ability level you…