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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.
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