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Famous Geologists. Blue Hernandez Bryson Avenue Elementary Magnet School Mrs. Flores -4 th Grade September 2009. What does a geologist do?. A geologist is a scientist that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in the composition , structure ,

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Famous geologists

Famous Geologists

Blue Hernandez

Bryson Avenue Elementary

Magnet School

Mrs. Flores -4th Grade

September 2009


What does a geologist do

What does a geologist do?

A geologist

is a scientist

that deals with

the history of the earth

as recorded in the

composition, structure,

and origin of rocks.


Famous geologist

Famous Geologist

  • James Hutton

  • Mary Anning

  • Andrew Lawson

  • Friedrich Mohs

  • Alfred Wegener


James hutton 1726 1797

James Hutton(1726-1797)

  • He is the father of modern geology.

  • He did careful observations of rocks and how it tells of the earth.

  • He believed that rocks form from fire.

  • The rocks tell of the earth’s history

  • “The present is the key to the past.”


Mary anning 1799 1847

Mary Anning(1799-1847)

  • The greatest fossilist the world ever knew.

  • She was the only women in England that looked for fossil.

  • She taught herself how to explore for fossils.

  • She found many dinosaur skeletons and gave them to museums.


Andrew lawson 1861 1952

Andrew Lawson(1861-1952)

  • Famous geology professor of UC Berkeley.

  • Important reporter for the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

  • He discovered the San Andreas Fault.

  • It is a tectonic plate line that

    runs north and south

    through California.


Friedrich mohs 1773 1839

Friedrich Mohs(1773-1839)

He created the Mohs Hardness Scale to test unknown minerals

against the 10 standard minerals .

1 Talc 2 Gypsum 3 Calcite 4 Flourite 5 Apatite

6 Feldspar 7 Quartz 8 Topaz 9 Ruby 10 Diamond


Alfred wegener 1880 1930

Alfred Wegener(1880-1930)

  • He identified the Super Continent, which is, that long ago all the continents fit like a puzzle but slowly drifted into the world we know today.

  • Pangaea (green land)

  • Panthalassa (ocean)


Wegener s theory

Wegener’s Theory

  • Wegener discovered fossils on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • He identified that the mountains ranges of some continents continued on other continents.

  • He noticed the close fit between Africa and South America.


1 super continent to 7 continents

1 Super Continent to 7 Continents


Resources

Resources

  • Wikipedia

  • Yahoo

  • Google


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