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
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  • Language: English Gb

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