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Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

We’re dedicated to improving public and student understanding of our planet and Earth Sciences, as well as sharing our enthusiasm for the world around us.

We have developed some crib sheets, complete with fun practical exercises, aimed at Year 12 / 13 students. Check back regularly for updates in line with the A-level Geology curriculum!

Module 1: Development of practical skills in geology Field Skills
Module 2: Foundations in geology Introduction to Palaeontology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Introductory Sedimentology
Module 3: Global Tectonics Global Tectonics
Earth Structures
Module 4: Interpreting the past Introductory Sedimentology
Module 5: Petrology and Economic Geology Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Mining Geology
Fluids and Geological processes
Module 6: Geohazards Geohazards
And for a bit of fun Volcano in the kitchen
   

We have created a 'Tools for Schools' micro site which we hope will prove useful for teaching of the A-level syllabus in Physical Geography.

There are a selection of prediction models covering the water-cycle, the carbon-cycle, and simple climate-change; topics which are core to the A-level specification for Geography in England.
A COVID19 simulator has also been added.

Follow this link https://estfs.rhul.ac.uk

Here is some free javascript software that is used in geoscience teaching.

Some free software.

Visiting your school

We’re happy to give talks on any of the hot topics in Earth Sciences. 

Email Dr Amy Gough  to arrange a talk.

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Visiting your school

A brief history of geological time Amy Gough
Precambrian geology and the origin of life Euan Nisbet
Hydrogeology of London Jonathan Paul
Kitchen cupboard science: How custard, ketchup, and a tea bag hold sedimentary secrets Amy Gough
The Ocean from a geological perspective Javier Hernandez-Molina
Exploring the depths: an introduction to Marine Geology Javier Hernandez-Molina
A journey to the jungle: Exploration in the depths of SE Asia Amy Gough
Studying Geosciences: where it might take you Howard Falcon-Lang
Why I studied science Martin King
Why study the Geosciences? Jonathan Paul
How fast can climate change? Alex Dickson
Greenhouse gases: measuring and reducing our emissions Rebecca Fisher
Climate Change Solutions Dave Waltham
Energy Transition: Road to Zero Carbon in 2050 Jürgen Adam
Antarctic fossil forests: clues to climate change Howard Falcon-Lang
Volcanoes and tectonics Christina Manning
Plates, plumes and pyroclasts Christina Manning
Earthquake-related hazards (SE Asia) and plate tectonics Ian Watkinson
Tectonics and earthquakes, Seismic vulnerability in developing countries Ian Watkinson
Using new technology to combat floods and landslides Jonathan Paul
Fire, ice, fractures, and fluids: Geological processes as seen in Iceland Agust Gudmundsson
A practical guide to using Google Earth to understand plate tectonics Ian Watkinson
Using seismic waves to understand the world around us Paula Koelemeijer
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - a modern perspective Paula Koelemeijer
Origin of the solar system Dave Mattey
Planetary exploration Dave Mattey
Sea ice , snow, and polar region science Martin King
Antarctica Javier Hernandez-Molina
Using chemistry to understand the Earth Alex Dickson
Water pollution Anirban Basu
Radioactivity in the environment Anirban Basu
What lies beneath? Predicting the Earth with physics Christina Manning
Engineering Geology and its Surprising Discoveries in London Richard Ghail
A brief introduction to modern climate change Martin King
Ozone holes Martin King
Water rockets and Newton laws (water rockets provided) Martin King

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