(Credit: Images courtesy of the Royal Tyrrell Museum) in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.
This book contains thirty-three experiments and six projects using Vernier data-collection technology to collect, display, print, graph, and analyze Earth science data.
Struan Reid explains how rocks, minerals and fossils are actually formed, what they can tell us about the past history of the Earth and its future, and where you can see and find them.
Presents the story of the volcanic eruptions that took place on the island of Krakatoa in 1883, killing thousands of people, destroying the island, and affecting the entire world through the expulsion of smoke and ash in the air.
Beginning with directions for differentiating between rocks and minerals, VanCleave presents stunningly clear, direct, and informative projects. They are generally simple enough for self-directed students to do on their own, but a teacher's guidance would be helpful. (SLJ)
Drawing on this rich storehouse of evidence, scientists at the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, working with veteran natural history writer Monique Keiran, offer a dramatic and vividly detailed chronicle of Alberta's geological history. (Adult)
WEBSITE: Maps of Geology and Geosciences of Canada: Includes Rocks, Surficial Materials and Glaciation, Land, and Natural Hazards. From Government of Canada
This large slab of petrified wood shows the internal tree structures including a knot. (similar to picture)
This unique collaboration is illustrated with over 100 sets of striking "then and now" images covering terrain from Calgary and the foothills, through the Bow Valley, to Banff National Park, the eastern- and western-most slopes of the Rockies, and north to the Columbia Icefield and Jasper National Park. The Lens of Time is at once a showcase for the beauty of the Rocky Mountain landscape and a valuable source of information about ecological and cultural change in this world-famous region.
KIT: Ammonite in display case
Alberta beneath our feet : the story of our rocks and fossils
Mixes science and art to bring the world of geology to life, with wacky characters to explain the things that form the foundations of our planet including rocks, gems, crystals, fossils, and more.
The Skull in the Rock by Lee Berger and Marc Aronson
A look at dinosaur fossils and how paleontologists interpret them to reveal what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived.
Our ideas about dinosaurs are changing... fast! This book introduces these ancient beasts in their natural habitats and follows paleontologists through history as they piece together the greatest mystery of all: what happened to the dinosaurs?
Gr.4-6: Describes the deep, underwater, volcanic mountains in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, and the remarkable creatures that live there in conditions inhospitable to most other forms of life.