Geology

Pat Nurre

Welcome to the Geology: Rocks and Minerals course

Section 2: Exploring the Basic Geology of Our Natural Parks

By Patrick Nurre, Northwest Treasures

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Course Transcript Information

Fall is just around the corner! Summer has been great, and we have been visiting some of our nation’s national parks, including our annual group outing that we lead at Yellowstone. We hope you are ready for all things fall, and the second half (final eight weeks) of this course study!

These lessons are the second course section for the Geology course at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I will be exploring the geology of these parks and how the geology ties into the days of Noah—when, in his 600th year, on the seventeenth day of the second month, the fountains of the great deep opened (Genesis 7:11). Our national parks—as do many of the unique landforms of the world—preserve much of the evidence of this singular event.

So buckle up, and let’s have some fun looking at these national treasures.  Be sure to let me know questions you might have as a result of your visits to these parks—I can be reached at northwestexpedition@msn.com.

We’ll be starting with my all-time favorite, Yellowstone National Park.

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And a bit of shameless self-promotion: If you haven’t had a chance to look at the information on the trip we take to Yellowstone every August, be sure to visit our website at NorthwestRockAndFossil.com. We would love to have you join us!

If you are interested in pursuing more study on some of our national parks, check out our web site at NorthwestRockAndFossil.com.  There you will find kits that cover some of the national parks and topics that I talked about in this study, including:

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Mt. Rainer National Park and Mt. St. Helens National Monument
  • Volcanoes and Volcanic Rocks of the Cascades
  • Geologic Evidence for the Genesis Flood – The Geology of the Colorado Plateau

http://northwestrockandfossil.org/index.php?route=product/category&path=69

Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed the study!

Patrick Nurre

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This class section will run for 16 weeks and span five months, through the end of October 2014.

Most of my lessons consist of an audio-visual (slideshow) presentation, and I will have a weekly worksheet for you. For the presentation part of the lesson, just hit play on the play.pointacross.com slideshow that I provide for you inside at our lessons.

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My Rocks and Minerals course section (our first course section at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, presented in 2013-2014) is also 16 weeks and has a final exam. It also can be found at the appropriate link below.

So let’s get going! Just link to the lessons, below.

Patrick Nurre

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A quick final word for our introduction: Although you do not need a rock or mineral kit and magnifier to complete this study, I would recommend that you have one. For instance, if you are taking a baking class, you would expect to break a few eggs and make that cake, not just read about it.  So if you already have a rock kit and a magnifier, great! If you don’t, I can make you a kit with just what you will need to make these lessons come to life! Feel free to contact me at northwestexpedition@msn.com. Or you can phone our offices at 425-488-6848 for pricing about these kits.  — Patrick

Go to the Course Section 2 Geology Lessons. 

Watch the Course Preview video here.

Go to the Geology Archives for Unit 1 and Unit 2 here.

Geology on SchoolhouseTeachers.com

Pat Nurre1Patrick Nurre was in the second grade when he discovered his first big find—a large dinosaur bone in the alley behind his house! That was the beginning of a lifelong love with geology and earth science. He is a popular speaker at homeschool and church conventions on geology, the Flood, and creation/evolution. He teaches numerous private and homeschool classes in the Seattle, Washington area, in addition to leading field trips to Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, and annual family trips to Yellowstone National Park.

 

Patrick is the owner and vision behind Northwest Treasures, a business devoted to high quality geology curricula and kits and samples, from a young earth perspective. He believes that a well-founded faith needs to be solid in this vital area of science. His classes are taught from a young earth view.

 

Patrick and his wife, Vicki, live in the Bothell, Washington area. For additional resources in geology, see his web site at NorthwestRockAndFossil.com.

Course transcript information*

Exploring the Basic Geology of Our Natural Parks 

To receive the credit equivalency of one full semester of Earth Science, you will need to complete the requirements listed below for this course section. Also, be sure to keep track of time spent listening to each week’s assignments, the time invested in studying for the final test, and time invested in the final project assignment.

 

Requirements:

1. Complete all online listening lessons.

2. Complete all worksheets.

3. Write a 500-word paper on one of the national parks, and include the following:

• The history of the park

• A brief overview of the park

• The predominant rocks of that park

Be sure to cite all resources.  Use at least two resources, only one of which is the Internet.

4. Complete the final test that will come at the end of the 16 weeks of this course section.

Additional note: a rock kit is not needed for this class. But if your student would like a rock kit that features samples from various national parks, give us a call at (425) 488-6848 for pricing about these kits.

— Patrick Nurre

* Please be informed of your own state’s academic requirements. http://schoolhouseconnect.com/state-homeschool-laws/

For transcript help, go to  http://schoolhouseteachers.com/2013/05/creating-a-transcript/

Geology: Rocks and Minerals

To receive the credit equivalency of one full semester of Earth Science, you will need to complete the four requirements listed below for this course. Also, be sure to keep track of time spent listening to each week’s assignments, the time invested in studying for the final comprehensive test, and time invested in the final project assignment.

Requirements:

1. Complete all online listening lessons.

2. Complete all worksheets.

3. Complete the final comprehensive test.

4. Complete the final three projects.

— Patrick Nurre

* Please be informed of your own state’s academic requirements. http://schoolhouseconnect.com/state-homeschool-laws/

For transcript help, go to  http://schoolhouseteachers.com/2013/05/creating-a-transcript/