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All webinar times are given in Australian Eastern time - SA, NT, QLD and WA will need to adjust for time zone differences accordingly.

Rocks and Minerals for the Classroom Webinar Series 6 T1 2024

March 20, 2024 @ 4:30 PM

6. The rock cycle

Wednesday March 20 @ 4.30pm AEDT. Register here, it's FREE.

The rock cycle is far more complicated than a simple arrow connecting metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks. The rock cycle is part of a large geochemical cycle that includes the sulphur, carbon and water cycles. The rock cycle is the engine of our planet and dovetails with every other cycle, including the atmospheric cycle.

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The content covers the new Version 9.0 Australian Curriculum (Earth and Space Sciences), namely, AC9S8U04, AC9S8H01 (Year 8).

This webinar will take no more than 45-60 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and access to the slide pack and a recording of the episode

Plate Tectonics Webinar series 6 T1 2024

March 21, 2024 @ 4:30 PM

6. Natural Hazards

Wednesday March 21 @ 4.30pm AEDT. Register here, it's FREE.

Active plate tectonic processes bring with it a number of natural hazards. In the final presentation in this series, we explore the tectonic causes of these hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, and more. By building up our understanding of how plate tectonics cause these hazards we are able to mitigate many of the risks posed by living in tectonically active areas.

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The content covers the new Version 9.0 Australian Curriculum (Earth and Space Sciences), namely, AC9S8U03, AC9S8H01, AC9S8I01 (Year 8).

This webinar will take no more than 45-60 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and access to the slide pack and a recording of the episode (with embedded videos).

 

 

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

May 22, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU100, 115,116,122,127,089]

Energy & the Energy Transition

  • all energy types compared
  • different Paths to Net Zero compared (latest statistics, plans)
  • STEM/physics/chemistry crossover (years 9-12)
  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Wednesday 22 May 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

July 24, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU128, VSSU116 and VCSSU089]

Life, Fossils & the 5 Big Extinctions (Aust fossil changes through time, big extinctions, integrated plate tectonics, volcanic events/climate)

  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Wednesday 24 July 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Clare

August 09, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet

  • Rocks (and how to use the TESEP rock kit)
  • Plate Tectonics (the tectonic Earth history)
  • Critical Minerals (e-car, wind turbine magnets, solar panels, recycling)

School: Clare HS, Elliott St, Clare, SA
Meeting Room: sign in at front desk & get directed (STEM Meeting Room)
Date: Fri 09 August 2024; School Facilitator: Ryan O’Neill

  • 2:30pm – 3:20pm Rocks (Rock Kit Teaching Pack & integrated Plate Tectonics story, yr8),
  • 3:30-4:30pm Plate Tectonics (tectonic Earth history, mountain-building, volcanic events, extinctions), supper break,
  • 4:45pm – 6:30pm Critical Minerals (Renewables, electric car)

Download PDF flyer here

Download MSWord flyer here

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

December 10, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU128, VSSU116 and VCSSU089]

Riding the Climate Rollercoaster (climate drivers, ocean-atmosphere interactions, planetary influences, cycles through geologic time, big extinction events)

  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Tuesday 10 December 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Macleod

December 11, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

PD workshop for Science/Geography secondary teachers/lab-technicians & upper primary teachers

[Vic curriculum VCSSU100 and VCSSU089]

Critical Minerals and Renewable Energy

  • electric car, space telescopes, medical imaging, touch screens
  • where & how mined, recycling, sustainability
  • with classroom-ready Powerpoints, short videos, weblinks


Venue: Quantum Victoria (grounds of Charles Latrobe College), 235 Kingsbury Dr, Macleod Vic
Meeting Room: go to front office to sign in & be directed to meeting room
Date: Wednesday 11 December 2024, Facilitator: Sarah Gerardson

 

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).