Science – The Rock Cycle

18 05 2010

Term 2 Science is centred around the fundamentals of Geology – the study of what our planet is made of, and how it changes over time.  Obviously, things don’t sit still.  Climate, weather and seismic forces have been shaping the surface of the Earth for millenia, so we’re going to take a look at a few ways that this happens.

The first thing we’ll look at is a bit of fun.  It’s using food analogies (I know, showing you food is a bit rough, but relax, it’s nearly lunchtime!) these two kitchen science crusaders do a great job of explaining the processes in really clear scientific terminology.  Listen carefully, and take some notes, y’all.

Next up, we’re going to play victim to my weakness for a rough-around-the-edges Bronx accent by following the time travels of a piece of quartzite named Louie.  Again, it’s pretty cheesy, but loaded with nice advanced scientific terminology.

Lastly, here’s a video with pretty good illustrations and diagrams, made by someone who would rather fill their content with hard-to-read text than narrate it.  The visuals work ok on their own, but without commentary, they’re a little hard to follow.  This is a good example of good content being under-utilised.