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Extreme Geological Events | Online course

  • Clock outlineMonday 27 January 2020, 08:00 - Sunday 7 June 2020, 23:59

Extreme Geological Events video trailer.

This online course will give you an introduction to the geological history of planet Earth.

During the course you will explore the extreme events that shaped the Earth and created conditions for life. You’ll also learn about the largest floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and explore the impact they have had, and will continue to have, on our dynamic planet.

Finally, you’ll discuss the likelihood of extreme events happening in the future and how we can deal with the risks and hazards.

This course is designed for anyone interested in the geological history of Earth, but may be of particular interest to students looking to study Earth Science.

This course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

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For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Centre for Education Support and Innovation. Contact Neil Mosley at for more details.

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  • TickTeachers
  • TickFamilies
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9
  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13
  • TickFurther education students

Curriculum themes

  • TickScience and technology

Activity type

  • TickOnline resource


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning
  • TickProfessional development (CPD) for teachers
  • TickPromoting higher education
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickWidening university participation

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