Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Earth Science and Geology in Photos (part 1)

Trip, Paul and Annika meet the Dep. of Agriculture in Bighorn


Road cut with geological reference marker (note that ubiquitous Red Bed layer in the rock common to this era)



Devil's Tower




Sulfur on the cave ceiling



Cave with molybdenum deposits




Black Hills



A long way from Sagamore Hill



Badlands


Paul hides the "E" in Butte--haha.


Park rangers share fossil digging tips


Petrified sand dunes


Learning about "big" by the Snake River


Another national park full of geology



Getting to know the former locals



Samples on display


The Great Salt Lake


Copper mining


Mining museum



Lava beds in Idaho

4 comments:

Laura A said...

Looks like you're done with the course already, MacBeth! We never really studied geology at the high school level, but it's an interest, so I really enjoyed these photos. And I like the fact that you have ways to study all these things without textbooks. In fact, that's how I found your blog to begin with, looking for science resources.

Paula said...

I'd recognize the picture of Lake Pactola anywhere - one of my favorite places ever.

MacBeth Derham said...

Glad you recognized it, Paula! I could not recall the name...

MacBeth Derham said...

Laura, Libby never really did earth science, and Trip took it in school...this field trip was great because Trip had just finished the course, and Annika would be following my curriculum for earth science. Now that Paul is ready for it, I figured I'd jog his memory with the photos. I hope we find the samples, too!

BTW, love following the tour of Italy you took. So many memories of Libby's tour of Tuscany in '04.