Parts of a Geode

One year, my daughter's teacher gave each of the students in her class a Geode for Christmas. From the outside, you would never know that it was anything special. The outer layer of sedementary rock was rough and dull and misshapen and, quite frankly, ugly. But when we cut the Geode open, we were amazed at it's beauty! The mineral deposits were various shades of pink, ivory and grey and the crystals were so delicate and lovely! What a surprise! And what a wonderful gift from a thoughtful teacher! Because of that gift, we were able to learn about how Geodes are formed, why they come in different shapes and sizes, why there are color variations, and so much more. We also learned that there are areas where we can find our own Geodes within a couple of hours of our house. One of these days we will make the trek to the west desert and go on a Geode hunt. Until then, we will continue to admire and enjoy this one.

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Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.

Parts of a Geode diagram was created in Photoshop and Fireworks.

#education #school #geode #rockcollecting

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My name is Jodie and I am a wife and mother of four. I love to bake, craft, travel, exercise, hike and explore new things. I'm excited to use the SHOTBOX to highlight my creations and to show you how this simple tool can bring light and life to your passions too.

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