Geology Resources

If you are looking for some extra help in understanding what is going on in class than you have come to the right spot. This page contains content and links designed to assist learning the material covered in lecture. Explore content, video, and links to help further your understanding. Don’t forget about the drop down menu as well.

Minerals

Minerals are naturally occurring, inorganic, crystalline solids, with definite atomic structure and definable chemical compositions. Over 4000 minerals have been identified and more are found everyday. Minerals are created and destroyed in a variety of ways. Whether you know it or not each person has interacted with minerals. From the diamonds in you earrings to the graphite in your pencil. The ice outside and even the components of your cell phone came from the earth. Came from minerals.

For more information on minerals click on the link from Geology resources drop down menu for a one stop shop for everything minerals.

Rock Cycle

Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. These three types encompass all of the rocks on our planet. The interconnections between each of these is what shapes the natural world around us. Come explore the vast intricacies of the rock cycle.

rock cycle

Volcanoes

Volcanoes are a devastating and awe inspiring spectacle of nature. California is home to over 20 volcanoes. Many of which have erupted quite explosively in relatively recent geologic time. Check out these amazing and fun videos.