I am studying Applied Geology as well! Today I went by the Geology Museum in the area. I do not know too much about rocks but I saw some pretty cool rocks. And I thought to my self, “nature indeed is beautiful!”
I admire the rock patterns, and love that these rocks tell stories! Stories of how different environments were impacted in the past. By studying rock correlations (lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and paleomagnetism), we can figure out similarities that lead us to tell the story!
Check out this fun exercise: We can tell which geological events happened in an environment just by looking at the layers in its rocks. So i drew the picture below so we could tell a story together!
What is a possible story of the environment in which the rock was found? What are the ages of the rock layers with respect to each other?
Layer 2, Layer 3, Layer 4, Layer 5, Layer 6, Layer 7 and then there was Folding. Then a Fault formed between the rocks. And then there was erosion, then Layers 10, 11, and 12.
These exercises are just fun!
So…about rocks and me, there isn’t too much to say. I really like to see polished rocks and the stuff people make out of them. But Geology is much more than rocks…it is about the earth, it’s history…and much more.
I’m so tired already. Having a long week.
“…reading makes a man”
Hello Writing World!
…so my history class is going we…..weird. :-) I don’t know much about American History but i am more than willing to continue learning! I have a document analysis paper due on Monday, but (as almost every student, maybe, finishes up assignments a few days to the due date…) i am starting NOW.
I had already chosen which document to analyze….but i found out that THAT document is actually the shortest document. And as i would expect, a lot of people are doing it. So i was thinking, i might just change it. This is it anyway:
Robert Yates, Brutus Essays I-II
The second one i am thinking about is:
Thomas Hutchinson, Speech of the Governor to the Two Houses (January 6, 1773)
Right now, i am going to check out background history on these two men and find out whose history interests me more.
However i will be working with a checklist in order to make my paper rich enough :-)
“…it is worth doing well, whatever one decides to get done”- (+1) of my teachers from years ago
So here is my check list
- Brief biography of the author
- Historical context of the document
- Document Analysis
- Synthesis of the document