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Geology Rocks!

 
Discover how geologists work!
Go beyond igneous, sedimentary & metamorphic rocks
to learn the variety of contributions minerals make.

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  • Model showing plate tectonics, in this case subduction causing volcano lift
  • gold panning plate
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Hands-on geology that works

A hands-on Earth Science workshop where students investigate geological processes and land forms. 
Your students will learn about erosion, plate tectonics, land forms, soil classification, earthquakes, rock types
+ many others!

This science workshop is a run as station based exploratory session with our presenter working with the students to ensure learning outcomes are met.


Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!
 

SCHOOL COMMENTS
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Just wanted to say a big thank you to Nina for coming out to M.E.T. Kellyville today to lead us through the Geology Rocks and Hot and Cold programmes. It was very professionally run and Nina was very patient with the many requests of the students. A huge thank you once again, we look forward to running more workshops in the future.

M.E.T Kellyville; Geology Rocks visit

 
 

Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

 
  • Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (ACSSU153)
     
  • The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement (ACSSU180)
 
earthquake demo
Laboratory sieves
 

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
 
  • describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and Solar System SC4-12ES
     
  • describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the Universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community. SC5-12ES
     
  • explains how advances in understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influences the choices people make about resource use and management. SC4-13ES
     
  • explains how scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity and interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues. SC5-13ES

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Workshop experiment stations

Does it fit? Classify the soil - it a sandy loam or loamy clay?
How hard is it? Investigate Moh's scale of hardness
Moving and shaking Learn about subduction and others that occur in land formation
Panning for gold Use gold pans to find precious metal.
Sedimentation Silting the substrate
Shaky seismograph Investigate a seismograph in your classroom!
Sort the rocks Are they metamorphic, igneous or sedimentary?
Tectonic Jigsaw Investigate how plate tectonics form our world
Tricky topography A visual representation of a topographic map.
Volcano How do they erupt and are they different?

Requirements

  • Appropriate for Years 1 to 6
  • Maximum of 30 students per session
  • Ten tables arranged in U-shape. Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 minutes. Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

Cost

  • $350 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop
  • $440 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop.
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $440 inc. GST per day.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school.
Free 30 minute teacher PD video conference with 2 or more booked science shows.

We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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  • UV light can detect certain minerals
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  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
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1300 856 828
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Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
 
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