Geology 300: Physical Geology

Geology 301: Physical Geology Lab

Geology 305: Earth Science

Geology 306: Earth Science Lab


Instructor: Arthur Reed, P.G.


Geo Sciences Reference Materials:                              

·        Earth Science & Geology Animations

·        Short Earth Science videos & Sounds

·        Earth Exploration Video Series

(by Dr. Christian Shorey)

·        30 GeoScience Video Series

(by Dr. David McConnell and Dr. Jennifer Dixon)

·        Lectures on Geology and Oceanography topics

·        Google Earth aerial views by subject

·        Scientific Method Overview

·        Metric & decimal conversion help

·        Help determining mineral properties

·        Common uses of mineral resources

·        Mineral Hardness scale

·        Density differences drives most Earth’s processes, see List of
Common Densities


·        Common classifications for:

¨         Soils

¨         Soil horizons

¨         Sedimentary rocks

¨         Igneous rocks

¨         Metamorphic rocks

¨         Minerals


·        Geologic descriptions of common rocks and minerals

·        Common ions

·        Rock identification flow chart

·        Extra credit projects


·        Simplified geologic map of California,  and links to other maps

·        Interesting (and related) articles, papers, and Geologic processes explanations

·        Electromagnetic Spectrum simple version, very complete version, and video. 

·        Radiation explained by  Uranium 238 decay chain

·        Atomic void space explained - video




On a lighter note…

·        Watch the animation made in memorial of a brave and dedicated geologist and explorer.  The explorer’s death was announced by NASA on November 10, 2008.

·        Take a drive in South America on the Bolivian “Road of Death”!