# News archive - August 2002

Saturday, August 24, 2002

## Igneous rocks; features and landforms

By: Alan V. Morgan

It is important to remember that volcanoes are not scattered randomly over the surface of the Earth. They are usually, but not always, located near the margins of the huge lithospheric plates that makeup the Earth's surface. The shapes of volcanic landforms are a reflection of the composition of the lavas that are extruded by the volcano.

Saturday, August 24, 2002

## A basic introduction to rocks part I - The igneous rocks

By: Alan V. Morgan

Introduction

Saturday, August 24, 2002

## What are the olympic medals made of?

By: Laura Luckasavitch

Subject: Math - fractions, percent, simple algebra, cross multiplying, problem solving

Grade 8 - Number Sense and Numeration
Grade 9 - Number Sense and Algebra

For the Olympics, gold medals are awarded to the first place, silver to the second, and bronze to the third. But are these medals actually made out of the mineral that they are named after? The gold and silver medals are both made of silver.
Saturday, August 24, 2002

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has had a varied history beginning in 1873. They are a very important part of Canada's past and have helped shape our police force that we have today. It all began on May 23, 1873 when Dominion Parliament thought a police force was necessary for the North-West Territories. Their objectives were:

Saturday, August 24, 2002

## Gold rush poetry

By: Laura Luckasavitch
Subject: English - poems

The gold rush affected many people in many ways. Here are a few poems that tell stories about what the gold rush was like. Read these to your class, discuss the significance of the poems, and then get them to write a poem about the gold rush after doing a bit of research about the way of life back then.

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