The First Geologists

The First Geologists

William B. Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905541

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Description

Some of the first geologists came from ancient Greece and Egypt. Later, scientists in China studied how land was formed and figured out how erosion wears away mountains, rocks, and other landforms. Scottish scientist James Hutton's The Theory of the Earth became the basis for modern geology. William Smith started out as a farmer, but went on to create what is thought to be the first geologic map. German Friedrick Mohs studied minerals and came up with a hardness identification scale that is still used by every geologist.

Reading Level
Lexile
670L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
4.4
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
History People & Places Shapes, Sizes & Colors
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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