Monday 25 April 2022

How modern environments may be preserved in a sequence of rocks

Following on from our new ELI about Walther's Law last week, today's ELI is about interpreting environments from a sequence of rocks and comparing the results with modern environments - 'Environmental detective: imagining how the evidence of modern environments could become preserved'.

This activity is an imaginative exercise in thinking about where different environments might occur on a tropical desert coast and how the evidence might become preserved in a sequence of rocks.

You can find other Earthlearningideas related to this is our topics and teaching resources.

Monday 18 April 2022

How a relative rise in sea level affects a vertical sequence of sediments?

Today's new ELI+ is 'Walther’s law of sedimentation – teaching it the LegoTM way How does a relative rise in sea level affect a vertical sequence of sediments?'

This activity aids an understanding of the effects of relative sea level change on stratigraphy - - an important aspect of sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Related activities can be found in 'Stratigraphy and sequences' on our website.

Monday 11 April 2022

Monday 4 April 2022

Underground gas storage

The new ELI today continues our 'net zero' emissions series - - 'Storing gas underground: What can we store? How can we do it? How will it help? A discussion on gas power sources that can be stored and the storage conditions needed'.

This activity investigates three situations in which compressed air, hydrogen and natural gas can be stored underground.

Many more activities related to both mitigation and adaptation measures to climate change can be found on the website.