Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere

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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.

Earth's atmosphere is compose of mostly nitrogen but also contains oxygen, argon and other gases. In this class, students will gain a better understanding of the formation of the Earth and it’s early atmosphere. Students will then go onto describe how the composition of the atmosphere has changed under the influence of life. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but would be great for any student interested in learning more about Earth!

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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.

What to expect:
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