Welcome to the wonderful world of Earth Science!

Planet Earth is an amazing place! Not only is it the only place we know where life exists but it is also a complex, dynamic, always changing place.

Everything from the simplest atoms and molecules to minerals, rocks, the air and water, energy from the Sun, energy from inside the planet, biology and the movements of the Earth and the other planets around the Sun all interact all the time to produce the never ending changes we observe around us.

Earth Systems Science is how we make sense of these changes.
Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science and Physics are some of the topics that come together to help us make sense of the world.

The study of rocks and minerals is just one way to make sense of how the Earth works but it is a great place to start!

 • Start your mineral and rock discovery here