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Introduction to Earth systems | Senior Earth and Environmental Science | meriSTEM


About This Course

Earth and Environmental Science, as introduced by expert contributors and brought to life by your teacher. This Introduction to Earth systems module explores Unit 1 of Year 11/12 Earth and Environmental Science - the Earth's four interacting systems: the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere.

This is a new course launched in July 2021, so please share your feedback and suggestions for further content.

Course sub-topics

  • Rock cycle
  • Reading the rocks
  • Inner Earth
  • Dating the Earth
  • Earth Science Timeline Detective
  • Evidence of Early Life
  • Evidence of Evolution and Extinction
  • Earth's atmosphere
  • Our Earth's water

Information for teachers

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Course Staff

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ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

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