3K07 What is Earth?

Tutor/Facilitator Greg Woodford

Date: on/from Wed 21 Jul 2021 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 10:30-11:30

Delivered ZOOM

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A Look Around and Up and Down

This course tells a story about the current Earth – where it is; its shape; its stability; what it’s made of (rock and iron, water and ice, air); how it is protected and how it moves. By the completion of the course, attendees will have a comprehensive appreciation of the wonderful planet that we live on, how it works and how lucky we are to live on it now.
The level of the course is pitched at being suitable for secondary students, but the course is deliberately light, entertaining and mainly non-technical in the detail. The intention of the course is to be informative and interesting.
Course notes will be provided by email in advance of each talk. The collective course notes form a textbook about the Earth. The online course will use talking, PowerPoint slides and an occasional short video. Occasionally, Greg will ask attendees a question and maybe have a short dialogue.
TUTOR: Greg is trained in science; with three degrees and a few diplomas.
His interest in geology, physics and astronomy started when he was about 14 and that interest has never stopped, so, as he says: “I more or less know what I’m talking about”.