Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5

Scott Collins, BHP Teacher Illinois, USA Note from BHP Team: This post is in response to the piece “How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?", which discusses the evolving relationship between geology and biology, specifically as related to minerals and the development of life. Moving through the Big History narrative, we utilize the information gathered by cosmologists, … Continue reading Minerals and Life: Bringing new topics into Units 4 & 5

How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?

We may think we are the first organisms to remake the planet, but life has been transforming the Earth for eons. Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay, “Mineral Fodder,” by Robert Hazen, published on Aeon.co. If you look at science textbooks and sources like Wikipedia, the separation of geology … Continue reading How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?