All Earth science articles – Page 3

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    Chemistry of the oceans

    A booklet aimed at students aged between 14 and 16 years. The text is supported by questions, tables of data and diagrams.

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    Plate Riding

    This material highlights the links between geological processes and plate tectonic processes. 

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    The Rock Cycle

    This describes the rock cycle in terms of ‘products’ and ‘processes’. Products are types of rock, sediment etc, and are presented in boxes. ‘Processes’ are effects that turn one product into another; for example the process of melting turns one product (metamorphic rock) into another product (magma).

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    Sequencing of Rocks

    Covers the evidence that the order of rocks in a sequence tells us about the relative timing of their formation.

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    Chemistry Now: Atmospheric chemistry

    Look at the way that the Earth’s present atmosphere has evolved from possible earlier atmospheres. Some of the available evidence for different scenarios is presented and critically discussed.

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    Public Lab - a DIY environmental public science community

    2014-07-03T13:25:00Z

    Public Lab is a DIY environmental public science community. You can purchase inexpensive kit - such as a build your own spectrometer. 

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    Atmospheric monitoring kits (DIY)

    2014-07-03T13:16:00Z

    Using the equipment you can build your own atmospheric monitoring station, record and see data from local temperature to nitrogen dioxide levels.

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    Nickel

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley investigates the element of batteries, blades and baked beans

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    Piece of Earth’s interior ‘ocean’ found in diamond

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Water-rich mineral points to vast stores of water 500km underground

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    Limestone in everyday life

    This activity illustrates useful materials made from rocks.

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    Modelling igneous rocks

    This activity is designed for students aged 11-14, to support work on the formation of rocks and on igneous activity.

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    Igneous Processes

    Igneous rocks form by exciting processes, and contain evidence about their origins. This is just as well, since many of them form below ground where they cannot be observed.

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    It's a Gas: Part 1

    A series of short videos of fun demonstrations about the chemistry of the gases in our atmosphere, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge. Video: It’s a Gas: 01 - Gases of the Atmosphere Part 1 ...

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    On This Day - Jan 15 : Water composition announced

    He revealed that water was a compound of hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O), which was known at the time as “dephlogistonated air”. He later discovered the composition of air and made the first calculations of the Earth’s mass.

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    Earth's Crust

    The aim of this ‘starter’ activity is to introduce students to the common elements found in the Earth.

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    Minerals & elements in the Earth's Crust

    Use questions about the composition of minerals and ores to reinforce work on elements, compounds, symbols and formulae.

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    Limestone Chemistry

    This activity is most appropriate for students aged 14-16 to illustrate chemical reactions and useful materials made from rocks.

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    Exhibition chemistry

    The extraction of iron

    2007-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Demonstrations designed to capture the student's imagination