Geology

Geology literally means "to talk about the Earth". Here at Bright Hub’ you’ll find a variety of informative, easy-to-read articles that engage you in a conversation about all things Earth. From volcanoes to diamonds, from earthquakes to stactites, find everything you want to know about geology.

The 3 Major Landforms in China

From the Gobi desert to the highest point of Mount Everest in the Himalaya’s, China is a beautiful country. The various landform types of China contribute to the natural beauty, with three in particular making up some of the most breathtaking views.

Experiments With Fossils for Kids of All Ages

Fossils transport us to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are the historical and scientific evidence that dinosaurs, plants and sea life existed millions of years ago. These experiments on fossils give students a solid idea of what fossils are and how they developed.

Interglacial Life: What is a Moraine?

The earth has a cyclic pattern to climate over geological time oscillating between ice ages and temperate periods. Glaciers are a remnant of the last ice age and are responsible for transforming terrain. Here we look at glaciation and explain what is moraine and how it tracks a glacier’s story.

The Geological Formation of the Niagara Gorge

The entire Great Lakes Basin and the Niagara River are part of the Ice Age. This “fossil water” is less than one percent renewed water on an annual basis; the rest is leftover from the ice sheets that constructed the Great Lakes. How was this amazing area formed?

How Are Waterfalls Formed?

Waterfalls are spectacular displays of the beauty and power of nature. The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela at a height of over 3000 feet. We will explore how waterfalls are formed and the processes behind such formations.

How Are Sea Stacks Formed?

Huge columns of rock jut out of the ocean, close to shore. What are they? These pillars of stacked rock are known as sea stacks. What are the most famous of the sea stacks around the world? How many will be around in years to come?

An Overview of the Fjords of Norway

The most famous geographical features of Norway are its fjords and mountains. The fjords of Norway are saltwater inlets which can extend back from the open ocean as much as 125 miles. This brief article explains how the fjords were formed and why they are deeper than the near shore ocean.