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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