How rainbows form
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
How does a Rainbow form? It’s a question that often goes through the minds of children and adults alike when they set eyes on the beauty and wonder of a rainbow....but how many of us ever actually go and find out? Not many...
How rock collectors can identify specimens of rocks and minerals
By: Frances Stanford
In order to classify rock specimens scientists must conduct a series of tests in order to identify them. This testing is essential because so many rocks and minerals look so much like one another. This article will provide a brief explanation of the following scientific...
How hail is formed
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
How Is Hail Formed How many times have you watched a hail shower or hail storm and wondered how the hail is actually formed? Well, here is a straight forward answer to this commonly asked question. Hail or hail stones are irregular shaped balls or...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The general understanding are that oceans, while they comprise the largest bodies of water on Earth, and that they are the largest part of Earth, are defined by a variety of standards, while seas are defined by an equally differing variety of standards. The general...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Soil has a structure that can be quite delicate. That delicate structure can easily be damaged beyond repair by compression, the pressure and forces of water and wind; by deforestation, poor grazing and crop growing practices; and even by being walked upon or rained on...
By: Elizabeth M Young
What, exactly, are peat bogs? They develop when the water at the ground surface is acidic, either because the ground water is acidic or is entirely from rain. When rain fed, bogs are of the ombrotrophic class. These very sensitive habitats have outflows that are...
How to prepare for a winter storm
By: Clarissa Comiletti
The most important factor here is preparation, preparation, preparation.Here's what you need to ride out the storm...BEVERAGES:Water - This is most important! You should have a gallon/per person/per day. This doesn't mean you have to drink this much, but you must be prepared...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When we think of our options for using biological controls, there is the sledgehammer, the negotiation, and the treaty with our natural enemies. In the past, the sledgehammer included fire, extremely toxic pesticides, and mass killing of pests and predators that decimated our food crops...
By: Hai Shunxi
The Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness was developed in 1812 by a German mineralogist, Frederich Mohs (his name rhymes with “toes”). His simple, ten-step scale has become a basic testing tool widely used by geologists and geology students for identifying mineral samples. The...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Earth’s biomes include the forests, marine and ocean, tundra, desert and grassland biomes. The grassland biomes are the magical places of the earth that are dominated by grasses, far fewer trees, and woody plants that go on seemingly forever and beyond the horizon...

 

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