Posts Tagged ‘Zoë’

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Zoe on 24th November 2011 in Main Page

Happy Thanksgiving from Exogeology ROCKS!

What am I thankful for?

I’m thankful for my family and friends of course. My family has always helped me reach my goals and been there for me, and so much more. I’m thankful for my friends, too, all for different reasons.

I’m also thankful for the people who discover more and more about the world, the solar system, and the universe. There’s so much to see and learn about everything, everywhere, and I’m thankful that I can keep learning about everything possible all the time.

That’s one reason why I started Exogeology ROCKS! and Zoe’s Geo Party!—so I can tell other people about things I learn about exogeology and everything else.

I’m also thankful for good food, well written fiction, and amazing places.

What are you thankful for?

-Zoë Bentley

Zoe’s Geo Party! Game 1 Round 2 Category 3 Clue 5

Posted by Zoe on 11th November 2011 in Geo Party, Main Page

Watch the forty-fifth clue of Zoe’s Geo Party! , a 61 clue long trivia game. Look for a new video clue every weekday! This is the fifth and last clue of the third category in the second round.

This week, Zoe’s Geo Party! explores Sahuarita, Arizona, where the book Fractured Fate is set. Fractured Fate is a young adult novel co-authored by Zoe and four other Sahuarita teens as Caja Coyote. You can meet Caja Coyote, the five teenagers behind Fractured Fate, at a book release party on 11-11-11 at the Sahuarita Arts Center. There will also be a virtual book release party on November sixteenth.

Check out the new Fractured Fate official website!

Post your response to this clue on the Exogeology ROCKS! Facebook page and enjoy the category. Remember to phrase your response to each clue in the form of a question! While you’re there, be sure to become a fan of Fractured Fate’s Facebook page.

The 11-11-11 book release party is today, and it’s going to ROCK!

Buy Fractured Fate here on Exogeology ROCKS! and on Amazon. Copies will also be sold in person and signed at the 11-11-11 book release party and at the Sahuarita Pecan Festival. If you can’t make it to the Fractured Fate book release party today, go to the Homeschool Literature website for the virtual book release party on the sixteenth.

Zoe’s Geo Party! Game 1 Round 2 Category 2 Clue 1

Posted by Zoe on 31st October 2011 in Geo Party, Main Page

Happy Halloween from Exogeology ROCKS!

Watch the thirty-sixth clue of Zoe’s Geo Party! , a 61 clue long trivia game. Look for a new video clue every weekday! This is the first clue of the second category in the second round.

This category was filmed at the KTVU Channel 2 station in Oakland, California. Zoe and her family were interviewed for a segment on Unschooling on Fox News on this channel. See the promos for the segment here.

Are you celebrating Halloween? What do you do to celebrate? Post your answer on the Exogeology ROCKS! Facebook page along with your response to the latest clue, and enjoy the category. Remember to phrase your response to each clue in the form of a question!


Watch Zoe’s family on The Today Show here and read their reaction to the piece here. The filming of the last Zoe’s Geo Party! category is featured throughout the segment, and Exogeology ROCKS! shows up at about 2:37.

Zoe’s Geo Party! Game 1 Round 2 Category 1 Clue 1

Posted by Zoe on 24th October 2011 in Geo Party, Main Page

Exogeology ROCKS! presents the thirty-first clue of Zoe’s Geo Party! , a 61 clue long trivia game. Look for a new video clue every weekday! This is the first clue of the first category in this round.

This week’s category was filmed in Milpitas, California, where I recently moved to and where I now live part time. Where do you live? I like hearing from people all over the world. Post your answer on the Exogeology ROCKS! Facebook page along with your response to the latest clue, and enjoy the category. Remember to phrase your response to each clue in the form of a question!

AS SEEN ON THE TODAY SHOW:


Watch Zoe’s family on The Today Show here and their reaction to the piece here. The filming of this Zoe’s Geo Party! category is featured throughout the segment, and Exogeology ROCKS! shows up at about 2:37. Today’s clue is the exact clue used on The Today Show, which was very exciting!

Want to know more about Zoe and her family? Check out these websites:

Do Life Right blog by Lisa Bentley
Do Life Right publishing company by Lisa Bentley
Wright on Time Books by Lisa Bentley
Teagan’s Creations by Teagan Bentley
And, of course, look around on Exogeology ROCKS!

End of Round 1

Posted by Zoe on 22nd October 2011 in Main Page

Yesterday, the first round of Zoe’s Geo Party! ended. Thirty clues have been revealed so far—which one was your favorite? Which category was the best? How can the next round be made even better? I appreciate all feedback.

The last six categories have gotten a lot of responses. Remember, to respond to a clue, comment on my Exogeology ROCKS! Facebook page. All the correct responses have been revealed except the one to the most recent clue, but you can still go back and watch past clues.

Round 2 will premiere on Monday, October 24th.

For now, I’m Zoe Bentley and Exogeology ROCKS!

New Book Co-Authored by Zoë: Fractured Fate

Posted by Zoe on 14th October 2011 in Main Page

Hello, Zoë Bentley here with some great news: Fractured Fate, a Young Adult Fantasy novel co-authored by me is scheduled to be published this month, October 2011! I’ve been very busy over the past few months writing and editing this story along with my four co-authors as Caja Coyote.

What is Fractured Fate about? Here’s a peek at the cover and a brief description:

THERE’S A REASON IT STAYED LOST

When five teens in Sahuarita, Arizona find themselves in the middle of worldwide cataclysms, earth-controlling Joe rounds up super-strong Grace, information-absorbing Natalie, weather-making Valencia, and fire-starting Drake, in order to help defeat the force which created all the destruction. While overcoming unleashed mythical creatures and rebuilding their community, the team struggles to change the fate of a now fractured Earth.

What does the mysterious box have to do with anything?

Does Levi have plans of his own?

Can these strangers bring their powers together and save the world?

You can buy Fractured Fate by Caja Coyote in the all new Exogeology ROCKS! Store in October, 2011.

UPDATE: Fractured Fate now has a website! On the Fractured Fate official website, you can read about the five co-authors, watch videos about Fractured Fate, and of course, buy the book!

Space Shuttle Launch

Posted by Zoe on 15th May 2011 in Main Page

Don’t forget to watch the space shuttle launch at 8:56 AM Eastern Time. You can see my interview with Endeavour’s commander, Mark Kelly, here.

I can’t wait!

-Zoë

Trick-or-Treat, Here’s a Treat For You!

Posted by Zoe on 31st October 2010 in Exogeology, Main Page
Zoë and Mark Kelly

Zoë Bentley and astronaut Mark Kelly

Happy Halloween! Guess what’s finally finished? Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 4. It’s been a long time in the works, but I’ve completed the fourth episode of my Exogeology ROCKS! series. Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 4 features an interview with Captain Mark Kelly, mission commander of STS-134, the last scheduled space shuttle mission. For the first time ever, I’ve uploaded the full episode of Exogeology ROCKS! in one piece.

Watch Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 4 here.

Check out the other episodes here, they ROCK!

Have a ROCKIN’ Halloween!

Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 3

Posted by Zoe on 20th September 2010 in Main Page

Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 3 is now complete. Woo hoo! That’s three episodes of my Exogeology ROCKS! series done. Episode 3 features an interview with Pan Conrad, a NASA astrobiologist at JPL.

You can watch Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 3 on YouTube. It’s in two parts, so make sure to watch both part one and part two. Episode 3 will soon be up on Exogeology ROCKS! in the Meet Real Exogeologists section.

If you haven’t seen the first two yet, you can watch them here on my website, as well as a bonus track for Episode 1.

New NASA Blog Post (Trip to JPL)

Posted by Zoe on 8th September 2010 in Main Page

Yay! My second article is on the NASA website! You can read it here on the JPL website and here on the NASA website. In the article I wrote about my great experience visiting  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

I recently posted on Exogeology ROCKS! about my first article for NASA, How I Became Interested in Exogeology.

Blogging for NASA really ROCKS!

Blogging for NASA!

Posted by Zoe on 22nd August 2010 in Main Page

During my visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in June, I was asked to write two articles to put on the JPL website: one about how I got interested in exogeology, another about my visit to JPL. This article was also posted on the main NASA website in the “For Students” section. It ROCKED to see something I wrote on the NASA website!

You can read about how I became interested in exogeology here on the JPL website and here on the NASA website.

My second article will be up soon.

Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 2

Posted by Zoe on 5th August 2010 in Main Page

Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 2 is finally finished! This is the second episode of my Exogeology ROCKS! series. In Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 2, I interview Joy Crisp, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It sure ROCKED going to JPL and meeting a real exogeologist!

You can see Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 2 here on my website, in the Exogeology ROCKS! Episodes/ Meet Real Exogeologists section.

Parts one and two also on YouTube. You can see part one here and part two here.

Don’t forget to watch Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 1 and its bonus track!

Keep checking up on Exogeology ROCKS! and be on the lookout for Episode 3. I’m Zoë Bentley and Exogeology ROCKS!

Finished!

Posted by Zoe on 15th April 2010 in Main Page

I finally finished the Exogeology ROCKS! website! Look around! Everything’s up and running. Let’s go over all that I have so you don’t miss a thing:

Good question! This page explains the basic concept of exogeology. Look at it first, so you can better understand the rest of the site.

What is the Exogeology ROCKS! website all about? I’ve explained here why I made the website, what there is to do on it, and a bit about myself.

This is the best part! :) I made a 20 minute episode of Exogeology ROCKS!, and a 3 minute bonus track on Pluto. Don’t miss either one! Episode One of Exogeology ROCKS! features an interview with a planetary astronomer, Dr. Larry Lebofsky from Tucson, Arizona, and was made to show that exogeology really does ROCK!

After watching Exogeology ROCKS!, I bet you’ll want to know how to become an exogeologist yourself. I’ve created this page to show you how to do just that.

Want to know more about what life is like for a real exogeologist? Read Petra’s Blog, a blog written by me as the fictional exogeologist Petra Stone. Petra writes about her favorite experiences in exogeology, and exogeology in general. There are tons of posts with lots of information, so go to Petra’s Blog and start reading!

Play a crossword puzzle, search in a crossword puzzle, and solve online jigsaw puzzles in this fun category.

There are a wide variety of things you’ll see on the job as an exogeologist. Each set of photographs in the gallery shows you some of those, along with a short description about what you see. Have fun looking around, because these photos ROCK!

Have you read everything on Exogeology ROCKS! and you want to find out more? Here are some great links to get you started.

If you have any suggestions about how to improve my site, add more info, or make it more fun, use the “Contact Me” form to send me your reviews.

You can get to any of these pages from the sidebar on the right hand side of the page. I’ve put a lot of effort into this, so don’t miss out! There are lots of rockin’ things to do!

Until next time, I’m Zoë Bentley, and Exogeology ROCKS!

New Photo Gallery!

Posted by Zoe on 13th April 2010 in Main Page

Hello out there! It’s Zoë again with great news! I now have a working Photo Gallery up. Petra posted new blogs recently too, about a post per day, so keep checking up on her on Exogeology ROCKS!

The photo gallery is over on the sidebar underneath the “Games and Puzzles” category. I’ve made 5 different sets of photographs: Mineral and Rock Samples, Geologic Formations, Astronomy Pictures, Spacecraft and Landers, and Telescopes and Observatories. Check them all out! Each photo has a great description of whatever it has in it, and the pictures ROCK!

Until next time, I’m Zoë Bentley and Exogeology ROCKS!

Working Hard

Posted by Zoe on 12th April 2010 in Main Page

Hi everyone, it’s Zoë here! The deadline for the No Boundaries contest is looming, and I’ve been working really hard to finish the website. I’ve added lots of information to How to Become an Exogeologist and the Photo Gallery, and Petra‘s been writing like crazy lately. Pretty soon I’ll have the Exogeology ROCKS! video up, and I can’t wait! Until next time, I’m Zoë Bentley and Exogeology ROCKS!

Games to Play and Puzzles to Solve

Posted by Zoe on 11th April 2010 in Main Page

More content, yay! Check out the Games and Puzzles page. It ROCKS! I made an exogeology crossword puzzle, an exogeology wordfind puzzle (printable only), and four awesome space jigsaw puzzles! The photographs used in the Earthrise, Galaxy, and Saturn jigsaw puzzles are all from NASA, and I took photograph in the Barringer Crater puzzle. Have fun!