Rocks and Soil

Natural Environments

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1.0 The Structure of the Earth

 Learn about the structure of the Earth

Case Study: Mount Yasur, Vanuatu

Five Scenes



Teacher and Student Resources

1.1 Formation of Volcanoes

 Learn about several volcanoes

Case Study: Iceland and Mount Yasur

Four Scenes


1.2 Types of Volcanoes

 Learn about composite and shield volcanoes

Case Study: Italy and Hawaii

Four Scenes


1.3 Volcanoes - Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

 Learn about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Case Study: Italy 

Four Scenes


1.4 Earthquakes

Learn about the 2009 L’ Aquila earthquakes

Case Study: Italy

Four Scenes


1.5 Earthquake-Proof Buildings

 Learn about earthquake-proof buildings

Case Study: America, Dubai and Taiwan

Six Scenes


1.6 Earthquakes and Tsunamis

 Learn about the 2011 Japanese Tsunami

Case Study: Japan

Four Scenes


1.7 The Rock Cycle

 Learn about the rock cycle

Case Study: The Giant’s Causeway, the Burren, and Italian Marble Quarry

Five Scenes


1.8 Igneous Rocks

 Learn about the formation of igneous rocks

Case Study: The Giant’s Causeway and the Wicklow Mountains

Four Scenes



1.9 Sedimentary Rocks

 Learn about the formation of sedimentary rocks

Case Study: The Burren, Co. Clare

Four Scenes


1.10 Metamorphic Rocks

 Learn about the formation of metamorphic rocks

Case Study: The Great Sugarloaf Mountain, Croagh Patrick, and an Italian marble quarry.

Five Scenes

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