Open Educational Resources


Here you will find all the resources identified by our tutors as useful for the study of this subject, arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Browse the tiles and descriptions to discover if there are any resources of interest to you, or click on any of the keywords to see resources sorted by more in-depth topics.

Geology (F600): The study of the origin, history, structure and composition of the earth. Encourages understanding of environmental problems and includes techniques on searching for mineral resources and other raw materials.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10
Type Title Description Keywords Full details
Link 3D Fossil collection

The GB3D Type Fossils Online project, funded by JISC, aims to develop a single database of...

Fossils view
Link British Geological Survey

The Geology of Britain viewer allows the user to click on any place in Britain and find out what rock outcrops there. Geological maps can be...

Geological maps, Geology of the British Isles, Geological survey, Bedrock view
Link Discovering Fossils (one of their many websites)

Information about fieldwork localities in Britain, with particular emphasis on fossils to be collected. Aimed at families with children, but...

Geology fieldwork, Fossils, Palaeontology, Geology of the British Isles view
Document Earth's chemical composition and mineralogy

Table of rock types and minerals forming the Earth's core, mantle, oceanic crust and continental crust.

Link Earthquakes

Introductory level course on Earthquakes from the Open University

Earthquakes view
Link Earth’s physical resources: petroleum

Intermediate level course from the Open University on petroleum.  the course begins by examining the geological characteristics of petroleum and...

Petroleum geology view
Link Geological Conservation Review (GCR)

Website giving details of field localities.  The Geological Conservation Review Series is a set of printed books, produced by the Joint Nature...

Regional geology, Geology fieldwork, Stratigraphy, Geology of the British Isles view
Link Geological processes in the British Isles

A course from the Open University that explores the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, giving insight into the geological...

Geology of the British Isles 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
Document Geological timescale

Stratigraphic column (Open University)

Subscribe to Geology