Friday, May 6, 2016

Geology Homeschool Unit and Lesson Plan

We had a rocks and minerals unit a couple years ago, which we LOVED, but this year I wanted to take a broader view of geology—things like landforms and rivers and plate tectonics. Of course we revisited rocks and minerals, but it was really fun to take a look at some of the ways the world around us was formed. The great thing about geology is that it's everywhere! So there's always something interesting to notice and learn about. And, I must say, I think our state is one of the best places in the world to see fascinating geological processes at work! We definitely made the most of it by taking lots of field trips, but there were still about 20 other places I WANTED to go see that we didn't have time for! We will just have to store those up for next time. :)

Here is the Pinterest board for this Geology Unit.

And here's the Rocks and Minerals Unit Pinterest Board from a couple years ago.

We talked about fossil fuels and oil drilling one day—I don't have a separate post for that, but here are a few of the videos we watched:
Fossil Fuels 101
Unlocking trapped natural gas
How a deep water well is drilled

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