Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Tip of the Hat

Here's some video we shot recently about the construction and installation of a giant bowler hat in south Dallas:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Geology Kitchen #12 - Oil in the Kitchen

This episode introduces the concept of hydrocarbons (oil).  A simulation of an oil reservoir is performed using peanuts and concepts of oil/water interaction are discussed.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Geology Kitchen #11 - Igneous Rocks

Igneous rocks are rocks derived from the cooling of magma, molten material originating from the upper Mantle/lower crust. Igneous rocks are classified by their texture and their composition. Rocks ' textures range from fine-grained (extrusive/volcanic) or coarse-grained (intrusive/plutonic). Compositions range from silica-rich (felsic) to silica-poor (mafic).

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mrs Morrill's Class

We recently got a message from a Year 8 boys & girls (approximately the equivalent of 6th grade in the U.S.?) science class from the UK. They love Geology Kitchen and are working on Earth Science projects.  Here are some examples of their work (check out the volcano model with Devin's face):

Here's a special message to the class from Devin:

Friday, February 1, 2013

Dino Sighting #4 - The Chromosaurs

These guys love to move around.  The Chromosaurs are the work of artist John Kearny and they were originally stationed outside the Dallas Museum of Natural History (now know as the Fair Park campus of the Perot Museum):

A few years ago they moved to the Grand Prairie branch of the Ripley's Believe it or Not (and Wax Museum) and that's where they remain:

Back when they were at Fair Park we shot a quick video about these beauties: