Geology

Geology is the study of the composition and physical properties of rocks, minerals, gems and other related earth materials, including diamonds and crystals. Scientists gain an understanding of the Earth's history by studying its composition.

Geological processes have helped to create many iconic features on Earth. Processes, such as plate tectonics, are what shapes the face of the Earth. Here you can discover the power of geological processes.

The geologic time scale provides evidence of some of the major events that have helped to shape our planet. Here you can learn all about the geologic time scale.

Minerals have a broad range so much so that they have their own discipline of study called mineralogy. These essential elements often have complex processes that lead to their formation.

Paleontology is a historical science focused on explaining life on earth. The study of fossils can help us answer the question of where we came from.