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The Geological Society is the UK's national society for Earth science, providing support to over 12,000 members in the UK and overseas.

Dinosaurs, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes and all the stuff your smartphone is made of - learn more about Earth science with The Geological Society’s online and at-home resources!

Mineral Resources Card Game | Zone 1: the world around us

Mineral resources are vital for making so many different things from smartphones and computers to satellites and space shuttles.

Download, print and play our card game for 2 – 6 players (for ages 11 years old and upwards) and learn all about how minerals are used to make the things we use every day.

Minerals in A Smartphone poster | Zone 2: broadening your horizons

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Find out which minerals and materials are needed to make a smartphone in this poster available to download for free, or to buy pre-printed from the Geological Society's Education Team.

Explore the Geological Society’s education resources online to find lesson plans, posters, infographics, activities – including the rock cycle, and plate tectonics with an interactive world map, videos, interactive web tools, a list of 100 Great Geosites, and career support for all ages and stages.

The Geological Society’’s outreach page has more information on Earth science, and upcoming events and conferences which are all virtual for 2020 and cover a range of different Earth science topics. As part of the Lunchtime Scientist talks, The Geological Society spoke with Planetary Geologist Divya Persaud this summer about creating 3D visualisations of the surface of Mars.

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