Queensland

PD9 Round and Round with Rocks, Mackay

March 05, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

This taster 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.


Teachers will become familiar with a range of classroom activities and resources that will engage their students.

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PD9 Plate Tectonics, Mackay

March 07, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

This taster PD 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.

 

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PD10 3D visualisations, Townsville (AM session)

March 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

3D geological visualisation is a technology that enables teachers and students to access 3D imagery of geological features. Virtual field 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.

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PD8 Powerful Stuff - the energy debate, Townsville (PM session)

March 10, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

This workshop examines the geology and physics of uranium and how this fuel works in modern reactors and places the common fears associated with this technology in context. The workshop also compares all sources of electrical energy: renewables and non-renewables and discusses them within the context of the Australian situation.


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.

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PD7 Our Place in Space, Townsville

March 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

The ‘Our Place in Space’ workshop provides an opportunity to:

•    Discuss common conceptions/misconceptions about the movement of the Earth in space
•    Investigate concepts related to our Earth in the solar system
•    Try engaging hands-on activities for use in your classroom
•    Discuss common conceptions/ misconceptions children have regarding space /science
•    Why is the Earth special? -comparing the geology of Earth and Mars

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

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.