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Introduction iii Keeping a Laboratory Notebook A laboratory notebook is essential for the experimental scientist. In this type of notebook, the results of all the experiments are kept together along

iv Focus on Middle School Geology Laboratory Workbook Laboratory Safety Most of these experiments use household items. Extra care should be taken while working with all materials in this series of e

Contents Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 Experiment 5 Observing Your World Hidden Treasure Mineral Properties Model Earth Dynamic Earth 1 8 14 21 27 27 33 38 42 48 54 59 5A Explor

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Experiment 1 OBSERVING YOUR WORLD 1 Experiment 1 Observing Your World Objective Date Hypothesis Materials pencil, pen, and colored pencils small jar trowel binoculars optional Experiment S

2 Focus On Middle School Geology Laboratory Workbook Observe any geological features near you. Do you see mountains Do you see lakes or rivers Do you see the ocean Do you see other geological featu

Experiment 1 OBSERVING YOUR WORLD 3 Observe any manmade structures. Do you see buildings Roads Bridges Other manmade structures Record what you see. Observe any dynamic features in your area in

4 Focus On Middle School Geology Laboratory Workbook Think about the area in which you live. What is its history How long has it looked the way it looks today If you are in a city, how long has the

Experiment 1 OBSERVING YOUR WORLD 5 Results Assemble your data in the chart below. Data Describing Where I Live Geological Features Soil Type Manmade structures Dynamic Processes Weather History

6 Focus On Middle School Geology Laboratory Workbook Conclusions Imagine you met someone from the planet Alpha Centauri Bb. They have never been to Earth, and they ask you what Earth is like. Using

Experiment 1 OBSERVING YOUR WORLD 7 Review Define the following terms geology physical geology historical geology geochemistry structural geology environmental geology resource geology

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