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PD1 Round and Round with Rocks - Ballarat

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

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 mineralised veins, volcano to sediment and everything in between. It will touch on how we mine and utilise geo-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 the Word version of the registration form here.

PD 9 Plate Tectonics taster - Ballarat

April 27, 2018 @ 9:00 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 the Word version of the registration form here.

PD10 3D Visualisations - Ballarat

April 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

3D visualisationis 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.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

PD1 Round and Round with Rocks, Brisbane

April 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

The workshop is targeted at science teachers who do not have a strong background in earth science. 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 Word version of the registration form here.

PD2 Riding the Climate Rollercoaster morning taster, Brisbane

May 01, 2018 @ 9:00 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 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.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

PD9 Plate Tectonics afternoon taster, Brisbane

May 01, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

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.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

PD7 Our Place in Space, Canberra

August 09, 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 some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science from K-10.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

PD1 Round and Round with Rocks

August 10, 2018 @ 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 Word version of the registration form here.

 

PD1 and PD9 combination, Canberra

December 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop explains how the theory of Plate Tectonics was developed and how this relatively new paradigm not only explainswhy 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.
The rock cycle and the formation of different rock types will be placed in the context of plate tectonics, geological time and dynamic earth processes, including climate change.


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 and 9 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

Canberra Field Trip

December 11, 2018 @ 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.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.