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Link Your Planet Earth

A series of powerpoint presentations designed for schoolteachers, but also suitable for adults studying introductory geology. This is part of an...

Volcanoes, Dinosaurs, Natural hazards, Plate tectonics, Climate change, Oil and gas, Geological time, Rocks, Minerals, Ice ages, History of life, Evolution view
Link Geological Society of London

Photo library, explanations and examples of geological phenomena, links to publications.

Although the Geological Society serves the...

Rocks, Earthquakes, Volcanoes view
Link Penn State University, Dept of Geosciences

On-line course materials for Earth 520, Plate tectonics and People.

Explanation, diagrams, animations, further reading and exercises.

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Plate tectonics, Seismology, Rocks, Earth's interior view
Link Natural History Museum, London

Short articles, illustrations, videos, external links.  Find geology topics under rocks and minerals, fossils, evolution, natural disasters.

Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Evolution, Climate, oceans view
Link Practising science: reading the rocks and ecology

An Open University course  to help students determine where rocks have come from and how they were made. It also examines the processes involved...

Rocks, Evolution view
Link Geology.com. News and information about geology.

Go to Articles on top bar, to get a wide range of descriptive articles with illustrations, e.g. minerals, rocks, fossils, and much more.

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Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Geological time, Plate tectonics, Climate change view
Link University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science: Images of minerals and rocks used in teaching and research.

Indexed images of specimens.  Minerals, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, labelled photomicrographs.  Click on thin sections and that...

Minerals, Rocks, Thin sections, Fossils view
Course Mineralogy and Petrology: The Scientific Study of Minerals and Rocks

The fundamental building blocks of Planet Earth: understood through studying rocks & minerals as hand specimens, through the petrological...

geology, Minerals, Rocks view
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