Geoscientists and their influence on modern science

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Have you ever wondered how geoscientists develop their theories on how the Earth formed, changes over time, or even the wider universe? Join an enthusiastic tutor who will lead you through over a thousand years of discoveries in Earth science. Through interactive demonstrations and lectures we will explore these developments and how they have changed science today.

Course aim

This fun and interactive course provides an understanding of how geoscientists have developed the science of geology and their influence on today’s Earth science.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Engage in active learning
  • Recognise key geoscientists
  • Understand how geoscience has developed through the ages
  • Link key moments in history to the development of scientific discoveries

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You may wish to refresh your knowledge of geology by reading a simple geology book such as Earth Story by Simon Lamb and David Sington, or watch a re-run of The Rise of the Continents available on BBC iPlayer.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Geoscientists and their influence on modern science


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