Geology is all around you!

Whether you know a lot about geology or just a little, you probably know that the Earth’s crust and the material below it are made up of rocks and minerals. There are hundreds of varieties of rocks and minerals and each one has its own unique history from the time it was formed to the time someone finds a specimen and adds it to their collection

The Inner Core – Earth’s Fascinating Layers, Part 4

Finally! You’ve reached the solid inner core and boy, is it hot! This interior core is roughly 3,200 miles deep!

How to Focus a Hand Lens / Hand Magnifier

Hand lenses / hand magnifiers are very useful tools for studying small objects such as rocks, flowers, or bugs. Young children especially benefit from the use of a hand-held magnifier as they are often not able to use a microscope but can easily operate the hand magnifier.