An Introduction to Geology

Curriculum support20 mins£2

Key takeaways
An understanding of what geology encompasses
An overview of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks
The formation mechanisms of the 3 main rock types
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Geology is the study of our Earth and the processes that happen within it and on it. In this introductory class we look at the 3 main rock types; Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic.  You will learn about each rocks typical characteristics, how to differentiate between them and how they are formed.  

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for any budding Geology students from Year 7/S1 and above. 

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:

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