Science & Nature

Exciting Earth Science: Fossils, Faults, Folds and Oil in Sedimentary Rocks FLEX

This class looks at Sedimentary Rocks and the structures they form, including how organic matter from plants and animals is buried and makes fossils and hydrocarbon reserves. We also look at how faults can be identified by offset layering.
Dr Pete PhD Geology Philosophy Earth Science
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Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

To discover and learn without realising it, because you are having fun! By the end of this course students will be able to explain where the different kinds of Sedimentary Rocks are made and how they interact in layers to form beautiful rock formations. We'll also look at how these layers can be pushed out of sequence by faults and how animals and plants can get trapped to produce hydrocarbon reserves and fossils.
I have a BSc in Geology and an MSc in Geophysics and have chosen the most interesting and exciting subjects to teach to get young minds fascinated by Earth Sciences.
Each week the student will be given a link to a video covering the next class. Then they will be sent 5 questions relating to the video to test how well they remember the facts given in the video, which they will recieve comments on. Students can ask other questions at anytime in the Classroom Chat and these will be answered at least once per week up to two weeks after the last class. The student can choose not to answer the questions if that is what the parent prefers. Eash week there will be 3 discussion threads created for students to interact with the teacher and each other and they are also welcome to create their own discussion threads. I will also set 10 questions at the end of the 4 weeks as a final quiz to test the students recall of the content of the whole course.
None. Although (on request) the student can be marked on the answers they give to the 5 questions.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class talks about mass extinction events, including the possibility of humans creating one now that may lead to our own extinction. This may be distressing for some students.

This class uses a 3rd party video sharing link for the student to access the videos and uses the Outschool platform's Classroom Chat and COnversations interfaces for messaging. No other 3rd party applications are used.


Dr Pete PhD Geology Philosophy Earth Science
Lives in the United Kingdom
Exciting Earth Science (Geology) - Fun Philosophy
50 total reviews
110 completed classes

About Me

Hello there. I teach several different subjects on Outschool and am very passionate about all the topics I teach. My teaching style is to make things as fun and accessible as possible and to use thought experiments and multi-media to make my... 
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