Geology: Understanding Geological Time Periods & Eras

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Key takeaways
A discussion of the age of the Earth and its division into eras and periods.
An overview of the features and events of each time period – including climatic events and life.
An analysis of how the age of the Earth is established using a variety of scientific methods.
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.

Have you heard of the movie Jurassic Park? How about the geological Jurassic period? To learn more about the latter, tune into this class! In this class, students will take a trip through geological time, from the formation of the Earth until the present day. Students will examine the main events of each geological era and period and how the history of the Earth is divided. Students will also examine how the age of rocks are investigated using techniques such as radioactive dating and index fossils.

This class is suitable for Years 7 - 11 and perfect for those who want to broaden their scientific knowledge or want to learn more about geological time periods!

Did you like this class? Try: An Introduction to Geology

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students of both Geology and Science who want to understand more about Geologic times.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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