How to Become a Geologist

A short course designed to help your children become fascinated by the world of rocks!

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 15: Life on Land

100% Free Course

What is this Course About?

What is in this Course?

During this short course, we are going to explore ways in which rocks are created, and the way that we use them in our everyday lives. We are going to look at ‘the rock cycle’ which explains exactly how every rock in the world is on a very long and arduous journey which may take hundreds of millions of years.

By the end of this course, we want children to understand precisely how rocks are created and how they may hold the secrets of the past within their structure. We want your children to see rocks as more than just inanimate objects lying around on the ground. We want to open up the world of history, ancient civilisations and the evolution of life, by discovering how rocks hold the secrets to a time long since gone!

Course Overview

Teaching program

The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching geology to your students. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

During this course, your children will get to create amazing resources which they will use to pass on their knowledge. They will also start to work collectively to create a class resource which will last an entire lifetime. Working collectively they will not only consolidate their knowledge of the rock cycle and the processes involved, but they will then use this knowledge to teach others and create resources to assist with this activity. Real-world learning, community action and leadership never looked this good!