There are many misconceptions about geological concepts. There is a list of these misconceptions here, developed by Kent Kirby of the University of Minnesota.
As I read through the list, I realized that almost all of them are concepts addressed in the first semester of an introductory geology class. Since I teach an introductory geology class, I thought I might go ahead and address these misconceptions.
This page will be the summary of the misconceptions that I address – perhaps a good place to visit if you’re, say, studying for an introductory geology exam.
Misconception – Crust and Lithosphere are the Same Thing
Misconception – The Rock Below Tectonic Plates is Liquid
Misconceptions – Rocks and Minerals
Misconception – Rivers only flow south
Misconception – Rivers flow passively over the Earth’s surface
Check back soon! More to come!