The Earth in My Pocket: an Introduction to Geology

Anne Jay, The Open University

Get an introduction to geological processes

Everything we use that has not been grown either contains or relies on materials that have been sourced by a geologist.

On this online course, you will discover the link between volcanoes and your mobile phone, or why tiny marine wildlife is at the core of the plastics industry.

You will explore basic geological processes, focusing on how, where and why different rocks and natural resources form across the Earth.

You will also look at some of the environmental and sustainability considerations that geologists need to take into account when extracting and processing these resources.

The course is open to anyone with an interest in geology and the natural environment. It will be particularly useful for anyone considering an environmental science degree course or teachers who are looking for additional geology and geography resources to use in the classroom.

You will need a camera capable of taking a digital photo – a smart phone is fine. You will also need a Flickr account – this is free and easy to use.

Dates:
  • 11 November 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 7 January 2019
  • 13 August 2018
  • 5 March 2018
  • 20 November 2017
  • 3 July 2017
  • 6 February 2017
Course properties:
  • Free:
  • Paid:
  • Certificate:
  • MOOC:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Email-course:
  • Language: English Gb

Reviews

No reviews yet. Want to be the first?

Register to leave a review

Show?id=n3eliycplgk&bids=695438
NVIDIA
More from 'Engineering & Technology':
Regular_1916d738-6925-4ec8-a6d9-0486e2200414 Teaching Practical Science: Physics
Participate in CPD to enhance your physics lessons with effective practical...
Regular_10f5707c-0c0e-4f7e-a8e6-f426df52195d The Biology of Bugs, Brains, and Beasts
Improve your understanding of some of the key concepts in A level biology and...
Regular_7b0ac217-5fc2-44c2-8db7-89aa7deb1bb1 Climate Resilience and Adaptation for Rural Roads
Find out how planners and road designers can manage the effect of climate change...
Regular_f273e358-91b3-4066-bffe-074ebaa2343c Teaching for Home Learning: Primary Science
Learn teaching strategies and tools to make the transition to online primary...
Regular_283c53eb-329f-4423-bda6-72a199d57f45 Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life
Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why...
More from 'FutureLearn':
Regular_a5572707-2901-4509-b150-697fa8f0561c Start Writing Fiction
Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of...
Regular_40783e91-a68d-4106-a6d5-bb861591b84c Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police...
Regular_63427a5b-85cc-4169-8dbf-4d717b25949a How to Succeed at: Interviews
This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews...
Regular_197fc63f-bebb-47fe-a70e-e1c2957a6a0f Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia...
Regular_baec94c0-1d98-4c39-b8c4-586106524d54 Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World
Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English...

© 2013-2019