Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere

Curriculum support20 mins£2

Key takeaways
A description of the gases present in the Earth’s first atmosphere
An understanding of the factors which changed the atmosphere over time
An overview of the influence that plants and animals have had on the atmosphere
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.

In this class we will discuss the formation of the Earth and it’s early atmosphere. We will then go onto describe how the composition of the atmosphere has changed under the influence of life. Join Laura for this fantastic Chemistry class to really understand our atmosphere and how plants and animals actually make a change to the Earth's atmosphere. 

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If you found this class interesting, you may like to watch our free Careers Guidance Class 'Becoming a Climate Change Officer' to see how you apply the lessons you've learned in this class to a career. 

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11 or S4-S5.

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.

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