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How to learn the different types of rock

I would like to be able to point to a piece of rock and say that is rock type such and such. I have tried learning but it literally seems like an endless list of types and sub types and the pictures ...
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Recreating the rock cycle

I want to recreate the rock cycle using some item that can behave as a rock. The purpose of this is to get a point across to my students about how really there is a reason why the rock cycle is called ...
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Applications of differential/integral calculus in crystallography (teaching undergraduates)?

I'm a mathematics professor who is seeking to find interesting, application-driven ways of teaching freshmen college students differential/integral calculus. I am in no way versed in crystallography ...
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Future geology professor wants to know quick fixes to get me through unstimulating period

So I am a science nerd. I am literally the guy in high school who would run up to people and say "hey, I just learned quartz is formed from rapidly cooling magma. Isn't that awesome!" I'm actually ...
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Book recommendation for 7 year old

By some poorly understood series of events, I have managed to convince my 7 year old daughter that she wants to be a geologist when she's older. Of course I'm aware that this likely won't be the case, ...
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