Being a successful rock and gemstone hunter, aka rockhound, requires knowledge. This relatively inexpensive hobby can be a fun and healthy experience for the whole family. Here are some tips to help you get some terrific finds for your collection.
The Crystal Caves in Mexico are most usually caves in the world. These are the hottest caves and contain some of the largest crystal formation of any cave in the world. Unfortunately, these beautiful caves will disappear soon.
Hands-on lesson on fossils from a Christian, young Earth perspective - Part of a homeschool elemntary unit study on Earth Science - Create fossils casts, dig up & piece together dinosaur skeletons, excavate dinosaurs, eat edible ammonites, & more! - Includes Christian books on dinosaurs and fossils
This is part 1 of a 6 part hands-on unit on Earth Science from a Christian perspective. Make an edible model of the earth, act out each of the Earth's layers, do core testing on a cupcake, make oobleck, and more! My lessons are geared toward 2nd-3rd grade level children and their siblings. These...
Now dry, the ancient rivers were changed during the Tertiary period when the earth was extremely active. Volcanoes covered existing waterways and mountains cut off rivers. These are gold sources.
Of course I am referring to my garden bed with the rocks although the airport screener had some momentary doubts! Pictures of where some of those rocks originated + videos.
Understanding earthquakes; the physical mechanisms, recording scales and related damage levels.
A field guide to the various kinds of fossils and how they form.
This is part 2 of a 3 part hands-on unit on Global Expeditions. This lesson is on Mountain Climbing. Sketch Mount Everest, compete in a "Base Camp" relay race, use a ladder to cross a "crevasse," and more! My lessons are geared toward elementary level children. These are lessons I created to do...
Some basic geologic background on The Enchanted Rock of Fredericksburg, Texas.