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15 minutes on Mars activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

15 minutes on Mars

Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.

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Can a space rock from Costa Rica reveal the origin of water on Earth? article icon

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Can a space rock from Costa Rica reveal the origin of water on Earth?

Ross Findlay, a Cosmochemistry PhD Student in The School of Physical Sciences, explores different types of meteorites which have landed across our planet.

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An introduction to geology free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

An introduction to geology

In this free course, An introduction to geology, you will explore basic geological processes, focusing on how, where and why different rocks and natural resources form across the Earth.

Free course
12 hrs
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Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing

Use our Virtual Microscope to examine a selection of Moon rocks collected by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, from the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

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Geology toolkit

Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline, rock analyser, rock cycle, landscape features and safety tips.

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This free course, Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology, introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential schools. You will learn how to determine where rocks have come from and how they were made. You will also examine the processes involved in determining the ecology of a particular area.

Free course
14 hrs
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Slip Slide Collide

Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges in our science game.

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UK rocks by region article icon

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UK rocks by region

What rocks exist in your area? Discover the UK's rocks, region by region and delve into our Geology Toolkit.

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An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope free course icon Level

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An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope

In this free course, An introduction to minerals and rocks under the microscope, you will experience the study of minerals using a polarising microscope. While the study of minerals can involve electron or ion beam chemical analysis, the polarising microscope remains the prime tool for the study of rock thin sections and is the foundation of learning to recognise, characterise and identify rocks.

Free course
8 hrs
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Life in the Palaeozoic free course icon Level

Nature & Environment 

Life in the Palaeozoic

Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This free course, Life in the Palaeozoic, will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types of creatures that existed at that time and how they managed to evolve to exist on land.

Free course
12 hrs
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How to read a rock article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

How to read a rock

By understanding the ways in which minerals combine to form rocks like the way words link to form sentences, we can start to unravel the secrets of the earth. 

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Volcanic hazards

This free course, Volcanic hazards, discusses the various hazards posed by different types of volcanic eruption, illustrated by examples from recent eruptions. The discussion is focused around reading Chapter 5 of Teach yourself volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis by OU volcanologist David Rothery.

Free course
10 hrs
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