Minerals are all around us and make up components in many every day objects. Learn where minerals like vanadium, beryllium and aquamarine come from and how they’re used.
Rocks and minerals are some of the most fascinating and valuable resources known to man. We will examine what they are a little more closely as well as look at some fun facts about them.
Marine sediments represent sinks for heavy metal contamination. Creatures such as marine bivalves (oysters and mussels) feed on sediments and so can become intoxicated with heavy metals. Plants may also redistribute metals from sediments which is why they are monitored in ecological risk studies.
Every year, for those lucky enough to experience it, between late September and early November trees undergo a process of change that is both beautiful and scientifically interesting. So why do leaves change colors in autumn?
What seems to be the problem with radon that the US. Surgeon General ranks it as the second leading cause of lung cancer? There are warnings about checking the radon levels in our homes, but the EPA has yet to offer explanations why this gas has proliferated in our midst to cause us terrible harm.
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.
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.
Headlands are prominent features on many coastlines throughout the world that are characterized by high cliffs and sea water surrounding them on three sides. Let’s take a close look at the geological factors and the patient processes of erosion that form these visually striking land formations.
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.
Ever wonder how a mighty river came into being and where and what its original source is? A river system entails a whole lot more than just the river itself and we will discuss how it forms, what it does for the surrounding landscape, and just how important it is to our world.