The Earth is a dynamic planet, and understanding its history and how the Earth, oceans and atmospheres work today has never been more important.
Here, we offer a growing library of talks on earth sciences and evolutionary topics that may be of interest to earth sciences and education professionals as a basis for engagement and outreach shows in schools. The talks are supported by extensive teacher’s notes, as well as quizzes and practical hands-on activities. The Earth4567 initiative has been backed by several professional bodies, including the Geologists’ Association, in honour of its 150th anniversary. Funding for this first phase of the project has been provided generously by Shell.
We offer ten talks aimed at the 14-15-years age group and the first five talks aimed at the 7-9-years age group. All the talks introduce key earth sciences subjects with a focus on current debate and basic science concepts. Each talk carries a full commentary/ script in the associated panels, together with discussion points and practical exercises.
The first ten talks were prepared by Dr Jess Trofimovs and Dr Howard Falcon-Lang at the University of Bristol, UK, with extensive involvement from many colleagues. The talks for younger children have been prepared by Alexandra Borowik.
Image (right) Skylight on a lava tube, Kilauea, Hawaii Photo ©USGS
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