By: Sandra Douglas
Have you ever looked at a rocky section of mountain and noticed the striped layers of different colors? If you did, you studied geology. How did the layers get there and where did they come from? What materials make the different colors? Are the different...
By: Aparna Guru
Four billion years ago, which is considered to be the most initial period of earth's formation, our planet was nothing but a hot globe of gas and dust. After such a long period of earth's continual transformation, still the core of the earth that is...
By: Amber Benge
Geothermics is the science of the earth's internal heat. Most people don't realize that heat is produced within the crust and upper mantle of the earth's surface by decaying radioactive elements. Deep circulating water and subtle movements of molten rock diffuse this geothermal energy to...
By: Karen Bledsoe
Are you a rock hound? Or maybe just a pebble puppy? If you're interested in rocks and minerals at all, you may like to collect and identify some. Rock and mineral collections are great for science projects. You can find rocks in your back yard...
By: Anne StClair
Geothermics is a hot topic in more ways than one! With the search on for alternative forms of energy, geothermics is shaping up to be a major contributor in the future.So what is geothermics? It is the study of geothermal energy, which is the...
By: Aaron Hanlon
The evolution of the Earth is a fascinating subject although the term Evolution is not quite accurate when describing the Earth. The Earth no more evolved than a mountain range evolves. It is beautiful yes, complex and born of our universe but it cannot fight...
By: Christine G.
According to generally accepted scientific theory, the earth is some four and a half billion years old, give or take a few million. This is based on the estimated age of meteorites and moon rocks. The oldest rocks found so far on earth are zircon...
By: Tammy L Mahan
As an individual that lives in an area prone to earthquakes I recently found myself researching earthquake related information and preparedness was one of the most important issues I came across.While I don't believe that anyone can be 100 percent prepared for an earthquake...
By: Melanie Marten
When studying natural disasters and landforms with your middle school child, information about earthquakes should be included. What better way to study the effects of earthquakes than creating one with a science experiment in your living room? This article covers some of the basic information...
By: Bob Trowbridge
Silicon Valley is a popular name for what is really Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara County. The size, according to Wikipedia (search on Santa Clara Valley), is about 30 miles long by 15 miles wide.Its northernmost point is at the southern tip of...

 

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