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Exploring Planet Earth - Its Systems and Resources


Exploring Planet Earth - Its Systems and Resources

Exploring Planet Earth - Its Systems and Resources

Effectively learn about the earth and the solar system


Students: 1,269
Course Description

Planet Earth is unique in the Solar System as it has just the right systems and resources to give rise to life. This free online course will review the systems and resources found on Earth such as the flow of energy around the planet, the cycling of matter, the geology of the planet, the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere, groundwater and surface water, and mineral, soil and biological resources.
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The course reviews the impact humans are having on these systems and resources and will look at air, soil and water pollutants, and how humans manage the land. This course will be of great interest to professionals working in areas related to the environmental sciences or earth sciences, to all teachers of geography and science, and to students who are thinking of a career in the environmental sciences or earth sciences. It should also be of interest to anyone who simply wants to understand better our physical place in the universe which is constantly evolving around us.

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Learning Outcomes

In this course you will: - Review the flow of energy and cycling of matter, including the water cycle and Earth's biogeochemical systems; - Learn about how the Earth was formed by geological processes such as plate tectonics - Review about features of the Earth's atmosphere and ocean currents; - Learn about organisms and biomes that make up the Earth's biosphere; - Learn about groundwater and surface water and the hydrological cycle; - Learn about Earth's meineral resources and how they are mined for extraction - Learn about soil types, soil characteristics and soil conservation; - Learn about all aspects of pollution and its effects on wildlife - Learn about different ways land is used such as residential uses, wilderness uses and recreational uses


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Module Title
Module 1: The Flow of Energy and Cycling of Matter
Module 2: The Soild Earth
Module 3: The Earth's Atmosphere
Module 4: The Earth's Biosphere
Module 5: Groundwater and Surface Water
Module 6: Mineral Resources
Module 7: Soil Resources
Module 8: Biological Resources
Module 9: Air, Soil and Water Pollutants
Module 10: Managing Land Use
Module 11: End of Course Assessment

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Course Title Exploring Planet Earth - Its Systems and Resources
Course # 370
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 85
Content Origin
Course Description  Planet Earth is unique in the Solar System as it has just the right systems and resources to give rise to life. This free online course will review the systems and resources found on Earth such as the flow of energy around the planet, the cycling of matter, the geology of the planet, the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere, groundwater and surface water, and mineral, soil and biological resources. The course reviews the impact humans are having on these systems and resources and will look at air, soil and water pollutants, and how humans manage the land. This course will be of great interest to professionals working in areas related to the environmental sciences or earth sciences, to all teachers of geography and science, and to students who are thinking of a career in the environmental sciences or earth sciences. It should also be of interest to anyone who simply wants to understand better our physical place in the universe which is constantly evolving around us.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 February 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation Low
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Karen Cook Australia Very detailed information 2014-12-04 08:12:39
  • Daniel Bocharnikov United Kingdom Enjoyed gaining a more in depth geographic perspective. Would be good if the layout was updated further. 2014-10-23 17:10:55
  • DEVI SEKAR India very effective 2014-08-22 09:08:54
  • Shameena Kunnel India Course Module: Module 1: The Flow of Energy and Cycling of Matter Course Topic: Conservation of Energy and Energy Units Comment: Conservation of Energy Though energy can be converted from one form to another, energy cannot be created or destroyed. This principle is called the "law of conservation of energy." For example, in a motorcycle, the chemical potential energy of the fuel changes to kinetic energy. In a radio, electricity is converted into kinetic energy and wave energy (sound). 2013-05-30 07:05:55
  • Soe Thant Thailand Course Module: Module 9: Air, Soil and Water Pollutants
    Course Topic: Measuring Pollution
    Comment: In this topic &module tell our human being destroy our home land & environment by chemical bio,other waste products ,We must make our waste &waste water to make not pollution of earth 2012-06-25 19:06:45
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