After playing a board game to learn how to differentiate the three ways rocks can form, students analyze maps of local topography, water sources, and volcanic activity, to better understand how geology affects a given region. They also experience scale, recognizing geologic processes as fast or extremely gradual.
Meet six rocks that travelled to the Museum from places like Mexico, Scotland, and even outer space.
Find out how he became a geologist and what you can learn from studying rocks.
Take a peek at our planet’s layers, learn what secrets rocks reveal, and gain a long view of history.
In this activity, students will model the weathering of rocks by shaking sugar cubes in a container.
Planetary scientist Roger Fu talks to host Maddie Sofia about hunting for rocks that can tell us what Earth looked like a few billion years ago, in the early days of the evolution of life.