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Earth as a system
Earth energy / processes
Earth in Space
Earth materials
Evolution of life

Geological time
Investigating the Earth
Natural hazards
Resources and Environment

Earth as a system

Atmosphere and ocean in a tank: High flow, low flow?

 

Earth energy / processes


    Plate Tectonics
Wegener’s ‘Continental drift’ meets Wilson’s ‘Plate tectonics’
Continental split - the opening of the Atlantic Ocean.
Plotting the movement of continents using apparent polar wandering curves
Transform faults


    Folding and faulting
Himalayas in 30 seconds!
Banana benders
Deformed trilobites
Valley in 30 seconds - pulling rocks apart


    Metamorphism
Metamorphism - that’s Greek for ‘change of shape’ isn’t it? (16+)


    Sedimentary processes
Weathering limestone - with my own breath! (Catalan)
Grinding and gouging; how moving ice can grind away rocks (Portuguese)


    Sedimentary structures
How symmetrical ripple marks form in sand
How asymmetrical ripple marks form in sand

 

Earth in Space

Craters on the Moon (Portuguese)

 

Earth materials

Darwin’s ‘big soil idea’

 

Evolution of life

Curious creatures - Cambrian explosion song
Become a fossil hunter and dig up a dinosaur
Mary Anning Animation by Anna Humphries, BBC website
Shell shake - why is the fossil record incomplete?
History of Life on Earth in 60 seconds

 

Geological time

Radioactive dating of rocks and minerals

 

Investigating the Earth

Darwin’s ‘big coral atoll idea’
Using an orange to model different densities of the Earth’s layers (Portuguese)
When will it blow? - predicting eruptions
Slinky seismic waves demo (Catalan)

 

Natural hazards


    Volcanoes
Eruption of Kalapana, Hawaii
Blow up your own volcano!


    Earthquakes
Quake shake -why some buildings survive and others do not
Modelling how earthquake waves amplify and devastate, depending on local geology
Spaghetti quakes; why are big earthquakes so much more destructive than small ones? (Catalan)
Surviving an earthquake


    Tsunamis
What controls the speed of a tsunami wave?


    Landslides
Landslide through the window (Norway)


    Sink holes
Sink holes (Catalan)

 

Resources and Environment

Why does soil get washed away?