Save summer boredom with the Rock Detectives kits!
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Minerals, Rocks on June 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
This week’s video was really fun to shoot except that I kept messing up the word MAG-NA-FA-CA-TION. I finally got it!
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Minerals, Rocks on September 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
This week, I was a guest on the Writing for Kids podcast with Alexandra Amor. I hope you all go listen to the podcast interview at alexandraamor.com/podcast.
Filed under: Announcements on August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
Today I have a special guest with me. Her name is Piper and we are discussing the mineral pyrite. (Make sure you watch the video until the end to see our first blooper reel!)
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Minerals on August 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
Lily wrote to us and asked about the mineral amethyst. Specifically, she wants to know what gives amethyst that beautiful purple color. In this video, we talk about why amethyst is purple, its relation to quartz and an interesting fact about how citrine fits into that mineral family.
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Minerals on May 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
This week I am answering a question that I received from two readers, Alliondra and Alexandria. Their questions were so similar that I thought I would answer them together. They want to know:
Can I be a geologist some day and how can I make my dreams of becoming a geologist easier? In this video, I’ll tell you a little secret about how I came to be a geology major in college along with some tips on things you can do to prepare for college and your career.
Filed under: Education, Geology / Earth Science on April 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
Cory wrote to us and asked: What rocks are changed by high pressure and high temperature? Metamorphic rocks are the rocks that change either physically or chemically by heat and pressure. The term metamorphic comes from the Greek words “meta” which means change and “morph” which means form. Metamorphism is a solid state change meaning that the minerals within the rock recrystallize in response to heat, pressure and the chemical reaction with hot fluids without melting the original rock.
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Rocks on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Ellie wrote to us and asked what notes she should take when she finds rocks and minerals. Geologists use fancy notebooks with waterproof paper but a simple notebook and pen will work just fine. Watch this video to find out what notes to take and how to organize your notebook for your collection.
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Minerals, Rocks on March 27th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sophia asked: what are the properties of calcite? I’m especially interested in its cleavage directions and fracture pattern.
Filed under: Minerals on March 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
Hi everyone, my name is Tracy Barnhart and I am the professional geologist here at Mini Me Geology and I am back with another awesome question for you about geology careers.
Filed under: Geology / Earth Science, Jewelry & Home on March 13th, 2014 | No Comments »