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Core Geology

Throughout history the rise and fall of civilizations has been propelled by the abundance and scarcity of valued resources. At no time has this been truer than in the 21st century. Whether it is the search for oil or silicon to make microchips or uranium to run power plants, the search is directed by geologists. In Core Geology, the building blocks of this most contemporary science are laid out in a logical order, including the meaning of the fossil record.
  • Title ID 15-CG
  • Science, Core Science, Earth Science, Geology, Physical Science
  • 1 Program
  • 6 Supplemental Files
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Published by Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
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Core GeologyRunning time is 33 minutes

Geology is the study of rocks.

Chapter List
1669 - The Geological Laws
The Laws of Geology include the law of super imposition, the principal of original horizonality, and the principle of discontinuity.
1812 - Properties of Minerals
Minerals and crystals can be characterized by Frederick Mohs and the Mohs' Hardness Scale, which gives values to silicates, carbonates, Sulfates, Oxides and Sulfides.
1830 - Geology Occurs by Natural Processes
Charles Lyell and his Principles of Geology and, James Hall and his study of crystals led to the theory of uniformitarianism.
1833 - The Three Types of Rocks - Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic
Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic were discussed by Charles Lyell.
1837 - A Past Ice Age is theorized
Louis Agassiz and his Ice Age ideas led to John Tyndell introducing the concepts of global warming and the greenhouse effect produced by CO2.
1907 - Radioactive Decay is Used to Date the Earth
Using a Geiger counter, Bertrand Boltwood used radioactivity and radioactive decay with their properties of half-lives, including the half life of Carbon 14 to date rocks.
1912 - Alfred Wegener Proposes Continental Drift Theory
Alfred Wegener and his Continental Drift Theory and plate tectonics explained, earthquakes, volcanoes and mountain building
1972 - Ancient Life and the Fossil Record
Using the fossil record and fossils, Darwin developed his theory of evolution of a single common ancestor, which became part of paleontology and was further developed by George Cuvier, Stephen Jay Gould, and Niles Eldredge.

Supplemental Files

Blackline Master Quiz
Gelogic Time Scale
MARC Records for CG
MARC records for the series Core Geology
Teacher Guide
Transcription for Core Geology


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