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The Earth in My Pocket

an Introduction to Geology

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more The course is open to anyone with an interest in geology and the natural environment. It will be particularly useful for anyone considering an environmental science degree course or teachers who are looking for additional geology and geography resources to use in the classroom. You will need a camera capable of taking a digital photo – a smart phone is fine. You will also need a Flickr account – this is free and easy to use. You can use the hashtag #FLGeology to talk about this course on social media.

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  • Identifying igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
  • The rock cycle
  • Plate tectonics
  • Sources of metals and some of their uses in everyday life
  • The origins, exploration and uses of oil
  • Environmental impacts of using the Earth’s resources
  • Some methods of mitigating environmental issues

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Rating 4.3 based on 3 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Nov 11 (in 21 weeks)
Cost $59
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Instructors Anne Jay, Marcus Badger, Nikola Rogic
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Language English
Subjects Programming
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Rating 4.3 based on 3 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Nov 11 (in 21 weeks)
Cost $59
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Anne Jay, Marcus Badger, Nikola Rogic
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags R Nature & Environment

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