Australian Capital Territory

PD9 - Plate Tectonics

August 03, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop explains how the theory of Plate Tectonics was developed and how this relatively new paradigm not only explains why the Earth is so dynamic but also how it can be used to reconstruct the past appearance of the planet, predict the most likely locations of mineral and hydrocarbon deposits and explain the distribution patterns of fossil and extant animals and plants.

At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 9 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

For more information contact Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au

PD1 - Round and Round with Rocks followed by 3D visualisation

August 04, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

 This morning workshop examines the rock cycle and places it in the context of plate tectonics, geological time and dynamic earth processes, including climate change. Exploration of minerals, ores and mining are put in context.
At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 8 and Senior EES levels.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

For more information contact Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au

Rock, fossil, mineral 3D visualisations

August 04, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

3D visualisation is a technology that enables teachers and students to access 3D imagery of geological features. Virtualfield trips around Australia and viewing high standard specimens are now possible! Workshop participants will be shown how to view and manipulate the imagery to see outcrops, rocks, mineral and fossils in 3D.

Participants will learn how to teach their students the process of collecting data from the imagery and how to label images to demonstrate their geological understanding. Classroom ready worksheets will also be available for participants.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

For more information contact Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au

PD1 - Round and Round with Rocks - Canberra geology

December 05, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop examines the rock cycle and places it in the context of plate tectonics, geological time and dynamic earth processes, including climate change. Exploration of minerals, ores and mining are put in context.
In this workshop there will be a particular focus on the rocks of the Canberra Region, as well as some activities that could be used for Senior Earth and Environmental Science students.

At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 8 and Senior EES levels.

Down load the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

For more information contact Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au

PD1 - Round and Round with Rocks - Canberra fieldtrip

December 06, 2017 @ 8:15 AM

This field trip will take teachers to a variety of sites in Canberra that can be used for short excursions. Teachers will learn about the geological features of each site and undertake a task that could be used by students. The activities will be targeted towards Year 11 and 12 students, although teachers of Years 7-10 may also find it valuable.

Down load the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

For more information contact Rebecca Cashmere: ACT_coord@tesep.org.au