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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

Rock and the Rock Cycle

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Rocks can change into other rocks! The stuff that rocks are made from stays the same, but the rocks do not. Over time rocks are recycled into new rocks. Moving parts of Earth's surface layer help rocks recycle!


How does the rock cycle work?

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TES XXVI, 3 fall 2010 The Fall 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist, focuses on rocks and minerals, including articles on minerals and mining, the use of minerals in society, and rare earth minerals, and includes 3 posters!

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