Victoria

Field Trip to compliment Earth Science teaching: Ballarat region

October 29, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

Date to be confirmed.

Contact Emily Rochette for more details: vic_coord@tesep.org.au

PD6 - Hot Rocks & PD8 - Powerful Stuff (nuclear energy)

October 30, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

This professional learning day will focus on two of TESEP’s workshops:
1. Hot Rocks: Geothermal Energy
2. Powerful Stuff: The Uranium Debate


Hot rocks examines the role geothermal energy currently plays across the globe and the future role it can play. Current Australian developments highlight the value of this new technology.

Powerful Stuff examines the geology and physics of uranium and how this fuel works in modern reactors. The workshop places the common fears associated with this technology in context. This professional learning also compares all sources of electrical energy: renewables and non-renewables and discusses them within the context of the Australian situation.


At the completion of these workshops teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum for years 7-10.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

For more information contact Emily Rochette: VIC_coord@tesep.org.au

PD9 - Plate Tectonics

October 31, 2017 @ 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.

For more information contact Emily Rochette: VIC_coord@tesep.org.au