This How to Identify Minerals app introduces students and teachers to Earth's minerals in an interactive guide that illustrates mineral identification techniques. The app includes practice mineral identification activities and a searchable database of more than 50 common minerals. Available for iPad, Mac OS X, and Windows 8.1.
This video demonstrates the iPad version.
With the Earth's Rocks and the Rock Cycle app learn how the rock cycle illustrates the geologic processes that change one type of rock into another. Use what you have learned about composition, texture, and color to identify rocks.
Introduction to Rocks and Minerals is a bundle that introduces students to Earth's minerals, rocks, and the rock cycle. The two apps included in this bundle are Earth's Rocks and the Rock Cycle and How to Identify Minerals. Available for iPad.
The Mineral Database app provides a quick reference of mineral data for students, educators, professionals, or anyone interested in minerals and makes mineral identification easy. This searchable database is easy to use. No internet connection is required.
Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour app is a narrated photographic tour of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with an emphasis on the geology. Learn why the rocks display those magnificent colors, find out how the interesting pinnacles and buttes formed, study the different rock layers and their ages, and more.
Earthquake Finder app displays recent earthquakes on a 3D (or 2D) map of the world. Simple, easy to use interface shows the most recent day's quakes upon start. Recent earthquake data is obtained from a USGS data feed and is updated every 5 minutes (requires an internet connection).
Puzzling Plates app inspires you to explore the large, tectonic plates that make up the surface of Earth. It includes three levels and scoring when exploring the topics of plate tectonics, maps, world geography, types of plates and plate boundaries, Earth's layered structure, motion at plate boundaries, causes of earthquakes and volcanoes.
Folds and Faults app provides an illustrated overview of two significant topics in geology: folds and faults. Understanding folds and faults helps to explain how mountains form, how layers of rock change shape over time, and the underlying cause of earthquakes.
This app displays the Geologic Time Scale that represents the timeline for Earth's history and also includes illustrations and information for events that have occurred during Earth's long history. The geotimescale enhanced app shows the names of the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages along with their corresponding dates.
Focus on Earthquakes app provides a comprehensive description of the causes and consequences of earthquakes. The EARTHQUAKE TRACKER feature provides a visual display of recent earthquake activity. Recent earthquake data is obtained from a USGS data feed and is updated every 5 minutes (requires an internet connection).
Arches National Park Geology Tour app provides an illustrated and narrated introduction to the geology of Arches National Park. Illustrations, animations, and photos by Dennis Tasa are narrated by geologist Deborah Ragland, Ph.D. of the University of New Mexico, Taos.
Need to find out when dinosaurs ruled the world or when reptiles first appeared? The geotimescale app is a complete reference for students, educators, professional geologists, or anyone interested in geology. This is an easy, quick way to get the names and numerical dates of each
of the eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages.
The pangaea app dynamically shows the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea and the positions of the continents over the last 200 million years. Significant events are indicated by position (longitude) and time (millions of years ago). Several events have additional information available by touching an "info" button.