A school is a large organizational structure which can contain various departments and divisions. The departments and divisions should be listed in the departments and divisions section. The school should not contain any learning resources. The school can contain projects for developing learning resources.
Divisions and departments
Divisions and Departments of the School can exist on pages in "topic" namespace, but these have been created to the detriment of learning resources themselves. Instead, these departments and divisions link to learning materials and are learning projects:
- Economic geology
- Engineering geology
- Environmental geology
- Historical geology
- Plate tectonics
- Soil science
- Structural geology
Many of the learning projects of the school relate to fundamental concepts. Here are some of these learning projects.
- Charges - when rocks break or slide against each other charges can be generated.
- Chemicals - naturally occurring chemicals.
- Compositions - the weight percentages or atomic percentages of naturally occurring gases, liquids, rocks, or plasmas.
- Dates - a lake has a date of origin.
- Distances - a naturally occurring length of a path of travel.
- Earth - a natural rocky, liquid, gaseous, and plasma object; the third rock from the Sun.
- Entities - we're not sure what it is but it's out there.
- Events - if it's running uniformly, it's uneventful.
- Forms - rocks and sediments can have a form.
- Fossils - if it looks like a plant, it's in or on a rock, it might be a fossil.
- Gases - these are the naturally occurring gases.
- Methods - steps of reasoning to construct or indicate a conclusion.
- Instruments - like a Brunton compass, here on the right:
- Liquids - these are the naturally occurring liquids like lake water.
- Locations - where you are at when you study a rock.
- Measurements - using an instrument to determine the length of a path from Chicago to Cleveland.
- Minerals - minerals are naturally occurring chemicals with a crystal structure.
- Objects - the Earth is a spheroidal rocky object.
- Organics - these are naturally occurring chemicals containing carbon, hydrogen and often many other elements.
- Origins - a rock has an origin.
- Phosphates - a chemical vital for life.
- Radiation - these are rapidly moving objects relative to their surroundings.
- Regions - an indeterminate area or volume associated with an entity, source, or object.
- Rocks - rocks are composed of one or more minerals.
- Sediments - rocks ground to small bits.
- Sources - it came from that location.
- Structures - rocks can form structures and crystals have structures.
- Theory - these usually consist of hypotheses, some experiments, and models.
- Vibrations - rocks, liquids, and gases can transmit vibrations such as sound.
- Volcanoes - these are a surface effect that effuse gases, liquids and rocks.
Culturally, or perhaps inherently, there are influences or ruling groups in or associated with geology.
A learning pathway in geology can be designed into a learning resource or be similar in its composition to that of a university course.
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- 26 August 2006 - School founded!
- 2 January 2010 - Geology keynote resource started.
- 22 March 2013 - the Meteorites lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 27 September 2013 - the Rocky objects astronomy lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 27 September 2014 - the Astroglaciology lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 2 November 2014 - the Glaciology lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 18 November 2014 - the Glaciers lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 18 January 2015 - the Geochronology lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 21 January 2016 - the Mineralogy lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- 19 January 2017 - the Geology lecture has reached a high level of completion C.
- Animations on various concepts in Geology
- Historical Geology, a textbook on our Wikibooks sister project.
- Elements of Geology, The Student's Series, Written by Sir Charles Lyell, Bart., F.R.S., (1871) at Geology.com