Download a sorting minerals activity
Minerals come in all shapes and sizes - take a look at this worksheet from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and see what you think of these!
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of KS4
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History provides lots of activities appropriate for Key Stage 4 students and teachers. From online image galleries and quizzes to regular educational sessions in the museum, there...
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Learn about the rock cycle on Earth
Although the journey of a rock like Rocky here might take millions of years, they undergo lots of different processes during that time.
Learning about the rock cycle, you can learn about weathering, erosion, deposition, cementation, metamorphism, melting, extrusion, crystallisation, and uplift: how all these processes occur and lead to...
Learn more about how minerals are used
Did you know we use minerals every day? Without them there would be no cars, trains or planes. You wouldn't be able to clean your teeth or wash your clothes. Clocks, watches and jewellery, tin cans and aluminium foil - all minerals! And of course, you wouldn't be sitting down at a computer reading this now if it weren'...
What's under Lapland?
We know it as the home of Father Christmas, but why is Lapland of interest to geologists?
In this festive episode of the Big Questions podcast we ask Anna Bidgood from the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences "What's under Lapland?". Join us as we find out why the minerals found in the region are important, and what it's...
Land, Sea and Air 1 - How mountains are made
How do we discover the origins of mountains?
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of KS2
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has an amazing set of resources for Key Stage 2. Check out their Rock Star, Dinosaur Detectives, Skeleton Crew, and Insects trails, appropriate for years 3-6. There's also an abundance of image galleries and information sheets to be found here, so check it out!
Lectures from the Oxford Earth Sciences Department
Learn about the fascinating topics being studied in the Earth Sciences department - from meteor impacts, to climate change, to the formation of planetary systems. Click the link below to access a series of 9 lectures on diverse topics:
A geological map of the UK
Britain is made up of rocks of many different ages - what types of rocks and fossils will you find in the area you live in? Follow the link below to find out!
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford...