Queensland

POSTPONED PD1 Round and Round with Rocks, Brisbane

April 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

POSTPONED. Rescheduled date TBA.

The workshop is targeted at science teachers who do not have a strong background in earth science. It will examine the rock cycle and the formation of different rock types and places it in the context of plate tectonics, geological time and dynamic earth processes, including climate change. Exploration of minerals, ores and mining are put in context.

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 level.

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Download the Word version of the registration form here.

POSTPONED PD2 Riding the Climate Rollercoaster morning taster, Brisbane

May 01, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

POSTPONED. Rescheduled date TBA.

Riding the Climate Rollercoaster takes participants back over the last 4.6 billion years to find the drivers of climate change throughout geological time. In this workshop participants will learn about and discuss the impact climate fluctuations have had in the past as revealed by the rock record. This PD also examines the additional impact human activity is thought to have and the geological evidence for it. The PD provides guidance on how teachers and students can access raw data to evaluate the results for themselves.

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.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.

POSTPONED PD9 Plate Tectonics afternoon taster, Brisbane

May 01, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

POSTPONED. Rescheduled date TBA. This workshop 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 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 9 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download the Word version of the registration form here.