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.
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.
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
In this tutorial, it will help you to create gradation graph in excel format. A graph plotted using logarithmic scale.
Compaction curve is necessary in interpreting the resulting data of the soil density test either done in field or in the laboratory in where you can easily see the maximum value of dry density of a soil to it's optimum water content. Here's how to...
This is part 2 of a 6 part hands-on unit on Earth Science from a Christian perspective. Make and eat "sedimentary" Seven Layer Bars, create "metamorphic" Snickers bars, do some rock mining, and more! My lessons are geared toward 2nd-3rd grade level children and their siblings. I created these...
Understanding earthquakes; the physical mechanisms, recording scales and related damage levels.
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...
Some basic geologic background on The Enchanted Rock of Fredericksburg, Texas.