Australian Capital Territory

Rocking Years 8 to 12 - Our Rock Kit and Teaching Pack explained

July 31, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

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This webinar is FREE for a teacher who has purchased or is with a school that has purchased a TESEP Rock Kit. It is not available to those who have not purchased a kit.

This introductory PD explains what is in the TESEP Rock Kit and what is available in the Teaching Pack (in our password protected area) to teachers and schools that purchase the kit.

Additional webinars will delve into the details of each rock type and how to use the extension resources in our password protected area.

Email registration to request your invitation to the date you prefer. Don't forget to provide proof of purchase with your email. You will receive your personal invitation to the webinar and your username and password to access the TESEP rock kit resources area of our website by return email.

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.

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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.