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Dig Deeper: Week 3 – Coastal Defences at Lyme Regis
Aug17

Dig Deeper: Week 3 – Coastal Defences at Lyme Regis

Week three of our Dig Deeper series takes Rockwatchers to a place many consider to be the birthplace of earth sciences – Lyme Regis. Retired teacher and resident expert in geography and geology of Weymouth and its surrounding areas, Alan Holiday explores why Lyme Regis is such a haven for geologists. As a regular Rockwatch magazine contributor and field trip leader, Alan is the perfect person to show us why the underlying geology at...

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The Earth’s a Pizza Recipe
Aug12

The Earth’s a Pizza Recipe

Sent in by Rockwatcher, Benedict Douglas One day, when I sliced up a pizza for my dinner, I saw the inner workings of the Earth! Don’t believe me? Make a ‘Pizza Earth’ for yourself – then gobble it up afterwards! Follow these steps carefully – with an adult to help – to make a truly terrific terrestrial treat! See the Ingredients and Method below to find out how…   Always make sure you have a responsible adult with you when...

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Mercury Meringue Recipe
Aug12

Mercury Meringue Recipe

Sent in by Rockwatcher, Amina Nelson Riggott Mercury is very close to the sun and its surface has plains and mountainous areas like the moon, as well as a lot of impact craters. It was hit by lots of meteors in the ‘late heavy bombardment’ period and as well as craters. This caused lots of volcanic activity. It has a massive crater called the Caloris Basin which is nearly 1600 km wide and nearby is some unusual hilly land called ‘The...

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Sun Brulee Recipe
Aug12

Sun Brulee Recipe

Sent in by Rockwatcher, Amina Nelson Riggott The sun is at the centre of our solar system and it’s a ball of extremely hot gas. It’s the heaviest thing in the solar system and holds all the other planets in place by gravity. It doesn’t have any geological features as it’s a star not a planet, but if you look at its surface through a Hydrogen Alpha telescope you can see that it looks like bubbling grains with marks on (sunspots,...

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Dig Deeper – About Time
Aug10

Dig Deeper – About Time

Week two of our Dig Deeper series is About Time – a field trip with a difference. In fact, Dr Robert Chandler will be taking you on a journey through and about time. Dr Who fans will appreciate the analogy for sure! Robert had his passion for geology sparked as a young boy and spent his entire career passing on this passion as a teacher to many young people, and now as a Rockwatch Ambassador, brings his expertise and passion to...

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Celebrating Ocean Mapmaker Marie Tharp
Jul30

Celebrating Ocean Mapmaker Marie Tharp

Geolog Blog has published a fascinating tribute today to mark 100 years since the birth of Marie Tharp. Marie Tharp is hailed as a pioneer and idol to female geoscientists because of her important discoveries from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. Marie produced the first maps of the ocean floor at a time when little was known about them. Her work was key to developing the theory of plate tectonics. Her achievements are admired...

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