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Energy and the Energy Transition 6 T2 2024

June 19, 2024 @ 4:30 PM

Energy and the Energy Transition webinar series

6. Large integrated energy projects – vision of the future

Utilising existing infrastructure and / or maximising the utility of new build infrastructure is key to lowering energy costs and accelerating the transition to renewables. In particular, the location of large scale renewable powergen facilities adjacent to existing electricity transmission networks provides an opportunity for the early retirement of high carbon emitting coal fired power. For large remote standalone projects, the focus is on scale (bigger the better) and production of green hydrogen and / or ammonia for export. Many challenges lay ahead but the concept of large-scale hubs providing low-cost energy for manufacturing, industry and / or the production of green hydrogen is enticing.

EET6

This webinar series covers the new Version 9.0 Australian Curriculum (Earth and Space Sciences), namely, AC9S9U03, AC9S9H03, AC9S9H04 (Year 9), AC9S10U04, AC9S10H02, AC9S10I08 (Year 10).

This webinar will take no more than 45-60 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

July 24, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU128, VSSU116 and VCSSU089]

Life, Fossils & the 5 Big Extinctions (Aust fossil changes through time, big extinctions, integrated plate tectonics, volcanic events/climate)

  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Wednesday 24 July 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Port Pirie

July 25, 2024 @ 3:15 PM

Energy and the Energy Transition (all energy types compared, path to Net Zero), yr 9-12 focus (STEM/physics/chemistry crossover)
Critical Minerals & Renewable Energy (what is a critical mineral /supply-demand/exploring-mining-processing in Aust / batteries & recycling, electric car & renewable energy) (Year 6-12 STEM)

School: Mid North Christian College, 43 Port Davis Rd, Port Pirie SA
Meeting Room: attendees to go to the front desk to be directed to Meeting Room
Date: Thursday 25 July 2024, PDs 3:15pm-6:15pm
School Facilitator: Thomas Jaeschke (light supper will be provided)

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RocksExpo 5-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Loxton

July 29, 2024 @ 8:30 AM

Mon 29 July 2024, 8:30am-9:40am: Short Local Fieldtrip, Loxton
10am-3pm: 5-primary-oriented PDs 4 X Casual Relief Funds on application
Rocks (Rock Kit Teaching Pack, Plate Tectonics poster exercise)
Water Cycle & Wet Rocks (artesian water, porous rock exercise)
Our Place in Space (incl. Mars-Earth landform & other exercises)
Critical Minerals & Renewable Energy – electric car/recycling
Local Fossils & Explorer Box Exercise for SA (local geology of the region, sponge cake exercise, explorer box, videos)

Host School: Loxton Lutheran School, 6 Luther Rd, Loxton SA   

Meeting Room: go to front desk to be directed to STEM meeting room    Facilitator: Karl Klose

 

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RocksExpo 4-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Renmark

July 30, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

4-PD Rocks/Rock Kit, Plate Tectonics/integrated story, Riding the Climate Rollercoaster, Fossils & the 5 Big Extinctions (with Rock Kit Teaching Pack, Plate Tectonics poster, videos & hands-on exercises)

4 X Casual Relief Funds on application (apply p2)

  • Rocks (rock kit teaching pack) (TESEP Rock Kit 3D renders, virtuals, tour of the Plate Tectonics poster (new curriculum year 8 focus) & integrated story - Plate Tectonics 1pm-2pm, Tea Break
  • Riding the Climate Rollercoaster (climate drivers, ocean-atmosphere interactions, planetary influences, cycles through geologic time) 2:15pm-3:30pm – year 9-12 focus, Tea Break
  • Fossils & the 5 Big Extinctions (year 10-12 focus) (extinctions & fauna/flora changes related to plate tectonics/climate/volcanic events etc 3:40-5pm – year 9-12 focus

School: St Francis of Assisi College, 260 Twentyfirst St, Renmark SA
Meeting Room: sign in at front office, get directions to the meeting room
Date: Tues 30 July 2024, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Facilitator: Natalie Meuret

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RocksExpo 3-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Hamilton

July 31, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Rocks (the Rock Kit Teaching Pack & the Integrated Plate Tectonics story), yr 8-9
Energy and the Energy Transition (all energy types compared, path to Net Zero), yr 9-12 focus (STEM/physics/chemistry crossover)
Riding the Climate Rollercoaster (climate through geologic time, plate tectonics/climate events in Earth’s history/fossil extinctions) yr 9-12 biology/genetics/geography crossover

School: Monivae College, 133 Ballarat Rd, Hamilton Vic

Meeting Room: attendees to go to the front desk to be directed to Meeting Room

DateWednesday 31 July 2024, PDs 1:00pm-5:30pm                             Facilitator: Julie Dohle (a catered lunch will be provided

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RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Clare

August 09, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet

  • Rocks (and how to use the TESEP rock kit)
  • Plate Tectonics (the tectonic Earth history)
  • Critical Minerals (e-car, wind turbine magnets, solar panels, recycling)

School: Clare HS, Elliott St, Clare, SA
Meeting Room: sign in at front desk & get directed (STEM Meeting Room)
Date: Fri 09 August 2024; School Facilitator: Ryan O’Neill

  • 2:30pm – 3:20pm Rocks (Rock Kit Teaching Pack & integrated Plate Tectonics story, yr8),
  • 3:30-4:30pm Plate Tectonics (tectonic Earth history, mountain-building, volcanic events, extinctions), supper break,
  • 4:45pm – 6:30pm Critical Minerals (Renewables, electric car)

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RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

December 10, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU128, VSSU116 and VCSSU089]

Riding the Climate Rollercoaster (climate drivers, ocean-atmosphere interactions, planetary influences, cycles through geologic time, big extinction events)

  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Tuesday 10 December 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

December 11, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU100 and VCSSU089]

Critical Minerals and Renewable Energy

  • electric car, space telescopes, medical imaging, touch screens
  • where & how mined, recycling, sustainability
  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Wednesday 11 December 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).