Welcome to Geology.... During class we will be looking at the physical makup of the Earth, focusing on the various forms of rock formations and the minerals associated with their makeup. From here we'll move forward towards the theory of plate tectonics and the evidence that supports this theory. We'll discover how mountains, vocanoes, and islands have been formed and erroded throughout time. Finally, we,ll look at the important discoveries that have allowed scientists to do such things as determine the interior makeup of the Earth or predict earthquakes and tsunamis. During each part of this section labs that require hands-on work will be assigned. Prepare to to get dirty and have fun, yet learn about the geological history of the region in which you live in.