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PD7 Our Place in Space

August 08, 2019 @ 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 some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science from K-10.

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PD9 Plate Tectonics

August 09, 2019 @ 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.

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PD1 Round and Round with Rocks

December 09, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop is targeted at science teachers who do not have a background in geology.It will examine the rock cycle and the formation of different rock types 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 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.

ACT field trip - Canberra Geological Sites

December 10, 2019 @ 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.

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