Australia-wide Webinars

All webinar times are given in Australian Eastern time (Standard time or Daylight Savings time depending on time of year) - SA, NT, QLD and WA will need to adjust for time zone differences accordingly.

NOTE for NSW teachers: TESEP partners with the Metropolitan South-West Science Teachers’ Association (LAZSTA) to provide accreditation in NSW. LAZSTA advises that the Association's courses can be delivered and count towards teacher maintenance of accreditation hours as Elective PD.  Under the NESA transition arrangements for teacher maintenance of accreditation, elective PD and Accredited PD counts equally for teachers completing their maintenance in 2021 and 2022. The 50 hours of NESA Registered/Accredited requirement has been lifted. These teachers who represent the largest cohort of teachers need only 100 hours of PD. These transition arrangements mean that no one is disadvantaged while the new processes are being developed and providers adjust courses and apply for accreditation under the new requirements.

Fossils and Plate Tectonics - T4 2022

November 01, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Fossils and Plate Tectonics - T4 2022

This webinar looks at plate tectonics and how it has affected life on Earth. We will look at fossils from black smokers at the mid-ocean ridges, and at Permian fossil leaves that allowed us to understand sea floor spreading. Many of the 5 Great Extinction events have large igneous provinces associated with them and fossils will show extinctions related to them.

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If you have a mystery fossil that you want us to identify, please send an image of it to here (with a scale, such as a coin).
 
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Critical Minerals 3 - T4 2022

November 03, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Critical Minerals 3: Critical mineral uses – the energy transition

We are living through an amazing transition from non-renewable (e.g. coal, gas) to renewable (e.g. solar, wind) energy. Renewable energy requires an array of critical minerals from construction to computing. This episode will look at the number and volume of critical minerals required to enable this energy transition.

 

 Smartphone metals VCE 4

 

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Fossils and Hominid Evolution - T4 2022

November 08, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Fossils and Hominid Evolution - T4 2022

This webinar will look at hominid evolution-us! These are the rarest of all fossils and their evolutionary changes in the Great Rift Valley of Africa are driven by changes in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. We will look at how we evolved using fossils and what makes us “human”.

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If you have a mystery fossil that you want us to identify, please send an image of it to here (with a scale, such as a coin).
 
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Critical Minerals 4 - T4 2022

November 10, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Critical Minerals 4: Sourcing critical minerals – natural resources

Critical minerals can be sourced from natural resources, recycling and reprocessing. Episode 4 will look at the geological settings where deposits of critical minerals form – linking to the TESEP rock kit and plate tectonics poster – and how these deposits can be mined.
 
 Smartphone metals VCE 4
 
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Economic Fossils - T4 2022

November 15, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Economic Fossils - T4 2022

This webinar will look at some of the economic uses of fossils from dating of rocks, to fossil swamps and algae that drove the Industrial Revolution and our modern world. We will look at the formation of iron ore, the uses of diatoms, amber and even gems such as opal.

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If you have a mystery fossil that you want us to identify, please send an image of it to here (with a scale, such as a coin).
 
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Critical Minerals 5 - T4 2022

November 17, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Critical Minerals 5: Sourcing critical minerals – recycling and processing

As well as the demand for critical minerals is out pacing the discovery of new natural resources, society is more conscious of the environmental and community aspects of mining, and need to recycle. This episode will explore the ‘circular economy’ model to recycle and repurpose minerals that have already been mined, and look at new advances in recycling and reprocessing to source critical minerals.
 
 Smartphone metals VCE 4
 
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Micro Fossils - T4 2022

November 22, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Micro Fossils - T4 2022

This webinar will look at the uses of micro fossils. We will cover single celled organisms such as forams, dinoflagellates and diatoms, as well as the mysterious acritarchs. We will show how important micro fossils are in tell ing the geological time as well as interpreting ancient environments.

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If you have a mystery fossil that you want us to identify, please send an image of it to here (with a scale, such as a coin).
 
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Critical Minerals 6 - T4 2022

November 24, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Critical Minerals 6: Critical minerals in Australia.

Australia is well endowed with mineral resources and a world-class mining sector. The last episode of the series will focus on this endowment, geopolitical risks to our supply chain, advances and challenges in recycling minerals, and current projects to maximise mineral recovery from historical mining
 
 Smartphone metals VCE 4
 
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