Back to Course

EcoTraining On-Demand Field Guide Course

0% Complete
0/0 Steps
  1. Welcome to EcoTraining Online
    5 Topics
  2. Module 1: Introduction to Guiding
    5 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  3. Module 2: Geology
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  4. Module 3: Weather and Climate
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  5. Module 4: Astronomy
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  6. Module 5: Basic Ecology
    2 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  7. Module 6: Biomes
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  8. Module 7: Basic Taxonomy
    2 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  9. Module 8.1: Botany (Plants)
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  10. Module 8.2: Botany (Grasses)
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  11. Module 9: Arthropods
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  12. Module 10: Fish
    2 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  13. Module 11: Amphibians
    2 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  14. Module 12: Reptiles
    6 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  15. Module 13: Birds
    5 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  16. Module 14: Mammals
    6 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  17. Module 15: Animal Behaviour
    6 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  18. Module 16: Conservation Management
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  19. Module 17: Historical Human Habitation
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  20. Exam Preparation
Lesson 3 of 20
In Progress

Module 2: Geology

May 19, 2021

Welcome to Module 2: Geology

Geology studies the composition, structure, and history of the Earth. 

THE OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module, you will:

  • Know what the meaning of Geology is.
  • Have a basic understanding of what the Earth consists of.
  • Know how rocks are classified.
  • Understand how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed.
  • Know what a mineral is and be able to give a few examples.
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of a few common rock types.
  • Know the weathering properties of some common rock types.
  • Understand the interrelationships between rocks, soil, climate, vegetation, and animals.

VIDEO LENGTHS:

Lesson 1: 12:13

Lesson 2: 10:19

Lesson 3: 13:51

Books to purchase: 

  • 50 Must-See Geological Sites in Southern Africa. Whitfield, G. 2015. 
  • How on Earth? Answers to the puzzles of our planet. McCarthy. T. 2009. 

Downloadable PDF's: 

Select your currency
ZAR South African rand