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Quick PD: Minerals for the classroom

August 20, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

What makes a good mineral for use in classroom teaching? What doesn't?

What minerals shouldn't be in the classroom at all?

This PD will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

GM muscovite

Do you have a mystery mineral or two in your prep room? Take some good quality photographs and send them through ahead of time* and we'll try and do some virtual ID for you too!

Register here - it's FREE!

 

If this date doesn't suit contact us by email and propose an aternative. We can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!

* Send photographs of mystery minerals here. Good resolution and depth of field is essential. Make sure photographs include some form of scale.
NOTE: Identifying minerals can be hard at the best of times and doing it from photographs is far from ideal and we make no promises we can indentify anything or get it right even if we give it a try!  However, one thing is for sure: if we cannot easily identify a specimen chances are it should not be in a school teaching set!

Quick PD: Rocks for the classroom

August 27, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

What makes a good rock for use in classroom teaching? What doesn't?

What rocks shouldn't be in the classroom at all?

This PD will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

GM muscovite

Do you have a mystery rock or two in your prep room? Take some good quality photographs and send them through ahead of time* and we'll try and do some virtual ID for you too!

Register here - it's FREE!

 

If this date doesn't suit contact us by email and propose an aternative. We can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!

* Send photographs of mystery rocks here. Good resolution and depth of field is essential. Make sure photographs include some form of scale.
NOTE: Identifying rocks can be hard at the best of times and doing it from photographs is far from ideal and we make no promises we can indentify anything or get it right even if we give it a try!  However, one thing is for sure: if we cannot easily identify a specimen chances are it should not be in a school teaching set!

Quick PD: Igneous rock basics

September 03, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

What are the features of a rock that identify it as igneous?

Are all igneous rocks identified the same way?

This PD will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

GM muscovite

Do you have a mystery rock you think might be igneous? Take some good quality photographs and send them through ahead of time* and we'll try and do some virtual ID for you too!

Register here - it's FREE!

 

If this date doesn't suit contact us by email and propose an aternative. We can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!

* Send photographs of mystery rocks here. Good resolution and depth of field is essential. Make sure photographs include some form of scale.
NOTE: Identifying rockss can be hard at the best of times and doing it from photographs is far from ideal and we make no promises we can indentify anything or get it right even if we give it a try!  However, one thing is for sure: if we cannot easily identify a specimen chances are it should not be in a school teaching set!

Quick PD: Sedimentary rock basics

September 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

What are the features of a rock that identify it as sedimentary?

Are all sedimentary rocks identified the same way?

This PD will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

GM muscovite

Do you have a mystery rock you think might be sedimentary? Take some good quality photographs and send them through ahead of time* and we'll try and do some virtual ID for you too!

Register here - it's FREE!

 

If this date doesn't suit contact us by email and propose an aternative. We can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!

* Send photographs of mystery rocks here. Good resolution and depth of field is essential. Make sure photographs include some form of scale.
NOTE: Identifying rockss can be hard at the best of times and doing it from photographs is far from ideal and we make no promises we can indentify anything or get it right even if we give it a try!  However, one thing is for sure: if we cannot easily identify a specimen chances are it should not be in a school teaching set!

Quick PD: Metamorphic rock basics

September 17, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

What are the features of a rock that identify it as metamorphic?

Are all metamorphic rocks identified the same way?

This PD will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

GM muscovite

Do you have a mystery rock you think might be sedimentary? Take some good quality photographs and send them through ahead of time* and we'll try and do some virtual ID for you too!

Register here - it's FREE!

 

If this date doesn't suit contact us by email and propose an aternative. We can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!

* Send photographs of mystery rocks here. Good resolution and depth of field is essential. Make sure photographs include some form of scale.
NOTE: Identifying rockss can be hard at the best of times and doing it from photographs is far from ideal and we make no promises we can indentify anything or get it right even if we give it a try!  However, one thing is for sure: if we cannot easily identify a specimen chances are it should not be in a school teaching set!

Quick PD: The rock cycle

September 24, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

What is the rock cycle? GM muscovite

Is it really a cycle like the water cycle and nutrient cycles?

This PD will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

Register here - it's FREE!

 

If this date doesn't suit contact us by email and propose an aternative. We can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!