Such a fascinating rock formation right in the middle of the city of Bangalore which tells you how the rocks and crust formed in the making the planet as we see today. So we know it as a geological monument similar to what we see as heritage monument.
The Lalbagh Rock, one of the most ancient rock formations on earth, dating back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction that one must look up while visiting Bangalore. The Geological Survey of India identified one of the best exposures of this rock mass, protruding high above the ground as a #hillock, dated 2.5 to 3.4 billion years, in the Bengaluru city in India at the famous Lalbagh gardens. It has declared it as a National Geological Monument to propagate the knowledge of the rock formation among the public. It is also called the Lalbagh rock.
Peninsular Gneiss is a term coined to highlight the older gneissic complex of the metamorphics found all over the Indian Peninsula. This term was first fashioned by W.F.Smeeth of the Mysore Geological Department in 1916 based on the first scientific study of this rock exposure.Gneiss is a common and widely distributed type of metamorphic rock. Gneiss is formed by high temperature and high-pressure metamorphic processes acting on formations composed of igneous or sedimentary rocks.
The #Lalbagh hill, which has been declared as a Geological #Monument to represent the Peninsular Gneiss, has dark biolite gneiss of #granitic to granodioritic composition containing streaks of biolite. Remnants of older #rocks are seen in the form of enclaves.
What kind of world are we making? What kind of world should we be making? What kind of world can we be making?
These are the types of questions we should be asking ourselves because even the smallest idea can make an impact on the world.
Our thoughts, words, actions, attitudes - these all can impact those around us, those people’s surroundings, and even further beyond that.
I hope to help provide insight into how humans impact the world (nature, other people, and animals) through the #GlobalCaveat podcast. And I hope that it can spark curiosity in others, inspire conversation, and instill new perspectives for what we can do for the world and what the world does for us.
Don’t let the spirit of the dream die; if you see an opportunity to correct an injustice, you should.
THAT being said. Watch out for a special Instagram LIVE later this week and the new episode will be out next week!
Check out these awesome eclipse photos from this past weekend courtesy of Geology major Justine. Lunar eclipses occur twice annually when the moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. The next eclipse will happen this summer. Great photos Justine! 🌎🌕🌑 #eclipse#lunareclipse#earthscience
Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia. This quirkily curved geological feature is 15m tall and 110m in length. The lip/crest/flared slope formed due to differences in soil water content when the surrounding soil was at the same height as the granite rock (wetter soil below the lip rotted the rock). Through time, erosion of the weaker sediments around the granite exposed a distinctive ‘wave’ that we now refer to as ‘Wave Rock’. The colouration of the rock (oranges and blacks, etc) is produced by lichen (algal and fungal symbiotic relationship) and cyanobacteria reacting to long-term water flow down the rock face. 😎 #rocks#geology#nature#yilgarn#science#earthscience#waverock#westernaustralia#landforms#lichen#bacteria
Have you signed up to volunteer for the Earth Science for Society event from March 17-19? @lts_ucal will be focusing on wind energy with some cool activities for students grades 3-7 and a demo of a wind turbine. Check out our signup for more information and how you can get involved 😊 #lts#letstalkscience#earthscience#ltsmememonday
So last night while I was photographing the moon during the eclipse I saw a quick flash on my camera screen (which is basically a telescope). I thought I imagined it or it was just a rod or cone in my eye exploding (I’m getting old). Anyway it was real! Here is a photograph that the Griffith Observatory took of the event (it did not show up in my photo). So I can check off the box “witness a lunar impact occur” . . . maybe they can name the crater “Dan” . . . well that’s what I’m calling it anyway. Astronerd level just went up a notch or two! #astronomy#EarthScience#BestClassEver#astronerd
Planning for tomorrow after our MLK day off today. I inconveniently forgot that somehow in my Google EDU account got hacked and my password was changed and this resulted in waiting for someone to acknowledge the problem on Friday. They got back to me of course at the end of the day, so I still have the issue today. This basically means I can’t get into any of the collaborative planning documents lesson plans Google classroom everything. Sure I can get into my email and I can get into the gradebook but that really doesn’t help me. I don’t know what happened but usually those two accounts are linked our email and or Google but somehow I got separated and can I had to wait till tomorrow to get it resolved. So back to the old-fashioned way of doing things. I need to type this up into my grid to get the week going but essentially these are the rough parts For my blended/mastery learning classroom. Granted it’s a struggle with many of my students even getting them to come to school, let alone getting them to have some consistency & retention of information. Let’s not forget many of them deal daily with some sort of trauma or anxiety. So you may not see what you think you will see in my classroom but it’s definitely individualized to each of the students and their needs for that particular day. Sometimes I do feel like I run an elementary school classroom.