Victoria

PD1 - Round and Round with Rocks

July 03, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Programme:
Understanding rocks and minerals is essential to understanding how materials are cycled through the Earth over time. This PD will take you on a guided journey through the rock cycle from intrusion to mineralisedveins, volcano to sediment and everything in between. It will touch on how we mine and utilisegeo-resources.

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 Victorian Curriculum, particularly Science at the Year 8 level

Download the flyer here.

Download registration form as a Word document here.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD9 - Plate Tectonics

July 04, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Programme:
This 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 and laboratory technicians will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum, particularly Science at the Year 9 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download registration form as a Word document here.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

Field Trip to compliment Earth Science teaching: Geelong - Otways

July 05, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Programme:
The Otway Basin is a large, northwest trending basin along the southern Australian coast. It extends from east of Geelong in Victoria to Robe in South Australia. It consists of a series of superimposed sedimentary sequences, each deposited during different phases of the separation of Antarctica from Australia's southern margin.


On this field trip, teachers will learn about why the location is geologically significant. The cliffs at the locations to be visited display distinct igneous and sedimentary rock sequences formed under a different set of conditions approximately 40 and 20 million years ago


Stop 1: Soapy Rock
AngleseaSand, AngahookFormation
Stop 2: Airey’sInlet
AngahookFormation, Volcanics, Point Addis Limestone
Stop 3: Point Addis, East Side
AngleseaSand, AngahookFormation, Point Addis Limestone
Stop 4: Point Addis, West Side
Point Addis Limestone, Puebla Clay
Stop 5: Bird Rock
Jan JucMarl, Puebla Clay, CelleporaBeds

There will be a stop in Angelseafor lunch.

Download the flyer here.

Download registration form as a Word document here.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD2 - Riding the Climate Roller Coaster

August 30, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Riding the Climate Rollercoaster takes participants back over the last 4.6 billion years to find the drivers of climate change throughout geological time. In this workshop participants will learn about and discuss the impact climate fluctuations have had in the past as revealed by the rock record. This PD also examines the additional impact human activity is thought to have and the geological evidence for it. The PD provides guidance on how teachers and students can access raw data to evaluate the results for themselves.


At the completion of this workshop teachers and laboratory technicians will be equipped with background information and resources, including practical activities, to assist them. Aspects of the Victorian Curriculum for years 7-10 and VCE Environmental Science will be addressed.

Download the flyer here.

Download registration form as a Word document here.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD7 - Our Place in Space

August 31, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

The Earth is a complex system that works through interactions of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Other bodies in the solar system demonstrate how unique Earth is and understanding both the Earth and
the other solar bodies will be vital if humans are to live sustainably on Earth and elsewhere beyond Earth.


In the second half of this program teachers and laboratory technicians will travel by public transport to Science Works
in Spotswood. There we will be visiting the planetarium for at tour offered at no extra charge. Teachers are encouraged to join MV Teachers in anticipation of this part of the program. Please see the website below:

https://museumvictoria.com.au/education/mvteachers/

Since this workshop takes place in 2 locations, it is preferable for teachers and laboratory technicians to arrive at Melbourne Girls’ College by public transport. Please ensure that you have a Myki card with credit to travel to and from
Spotswood. The prgramme will conclude at Spotswood at approximately 4:30.

Download the flyer here.

Download registration form as a Word document here.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD9 - Plate Tectonics

September 01, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

This 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 and laboratory technicians will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of
the Victorian Curriculum, particularly Science at the Year 9 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download registration form as a Word document here.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

Field Trip to compliment Earth Science teaching: Ballarat region

October 29, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Date to be confirmed.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD6 - Hot Rocks & PD8 - Powerful Stuff (nuclear energy)

October 30, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Date and venue to be confirmed.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD9 - Plate Tectonics

October 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Date and venue to be confirmed.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au