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21 09, 2017

What is plate tectonics? Earthquakes and volcanoes

By |2019-08-16T08:59:53-07:00September 21st, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

Plate tectonics: The world as seen from space (flattened out) The continents move around When you look at a map of the world, it seems as though it was always like that - North America on top of South America, Europe north of Africa, Australia off at the bottom right. But really all of the dry land on Earth moves [...]

18 08, 2017

Earthquakes and algae – the planet Earth

By |2019-05-22T14:05:38-07:00August 18th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

Molten lava: the beginnings of planet Earth What is the Earth made of? Most of the molecules that smashed together to make the Earth were iron. The smashing together released a lot of heat, so the whole center of the planet Earth is made of hot melted iron. How old is the Earth? What is [...]

25 06, 2017

Which mountains are the highest?

By |2018-04-21T11:56:41-07:00June 25th, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

Up in the Alps in Switzerland Which mountains are the highest in the world? Practice graphing and see how much higher some mountain chains are than others. The highest peaks of each mountain range are below: Appalachian Mountains: 2037 meters above sea level Alps: 4810 meters Rocky Mountains: 4399 meters Himalaya Mountains: 8850 [...]

25 06, 2017

Where are the Alps? Mountains in Europe

By |2019-01-23T09:52:38-07:00June 25th, 2017|Geology, Northern Europe|0 Comments

The Alps Where are the Alps? The Alps are a long row of mountains dividing southern Europe from northern Europe.  France and Germany are on one side of the Alps, and Italy is on the other side. More about Northern Europe Which mountains are the highest? When did the Alps form? The Alps [...]

25 06, 2017

Tertiary period – mammals and mountains

By |2018-08-22T05:19:59-07:00June 25th, 2017|Biology - Evolution, from cells to modern mammals, birds, and reptiles, Geology|2 Comments

Tertiary period: Large animals evolved like moose Dinosaurs become extinct The Tertiary period begins with the catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period, about 65 million years ago. And the Tertiary lasts down to 1.8 million years ago. Mammals become more common With nearly all of the dinosaurs [...]