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“I do studies and tell students about the following things: how small bits of rock group to form a large body of rock, and how these rock bodies form one on top of another. I do this so we can know how our world looked a very long time ago when these rock bodies were forming. Our world looked a lot different because the ground has moved from one place to another over time (sometimes it has moved a long, long way!). It also was different because a long time ago some places were high land areas and other places were low land areas. Later the high lands became lower as tiny bits of rock from the top of the high land were carried away by water. These bits formed a new large body of rock somewhere else. I try to learn where the high land areas used to be, how and when they went away, and where the bits of rock from the high lands came to rest to form new rock bodies. Also, I want to know what areas were under water and what areas were not under water, how much rain usually fell, how hot and cold the air was, and how wet and dry the ground - this all has changed a lot over the very long time that our world has formed. We need to know how different our world was a long time ago because that is when some of the things we need formed in the rocks. Some of these things make our cars run and to let us turn lights on. Also, there are living things that were once found in our world a long time ago, but they all died so we don’t find them in our world today. We can find parts of these once-living things left in the very old rock bodies.”