Tag: lava

Four Explosive C’s of Volcanoes

The dreariness of the cloudy, damp afternoon air was negated by my energy and excitement as I walked along the path, stopping every few steps to be enamored with the little things around me.  Suddenly, I saw something… Read More

Hawaii Rocks!

Gentle jungle noises of birds and bugs faded as I walked into the large, damp cavern.   Green-tinted light reflecting off the dark rain forest canopy suddenly turned into the darkness of a cave with black walls, lit only… Read More

Hawaii – All Three Types of Science

The luscious green canopy of trees suddenly turned into a desert-like terrain.  Shiny black landscape glistened in the mid-day sunlight.  Rolling, lumpy black land stretched on for many miles. The light dotting of trees and small shacks soon… Read More

Lava Rocks

A dark, shiny object caught my eye as it fell out of its hiding place, a small cavity in a fossil.  The smooth, lightweight object was vastly different from the raggedly worn and delicate fossils in the donated… Read More

Grand Canyon: Rock Dating

The Grand Canyon is both a geologist’s dream and a geologist’s nightmare. It’s a geologist’s dream because it’s not just a bunch of sediment rock layers (like sandstone and limestone), but it also has hardened lava flows and… Read More