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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!

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:

  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019).
  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075).
  • Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096).
earthquake demo
Laboratory sieves

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • describes some observable changes that occur in the sky and landscape (ST1-8ES).
  • identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources (ST1-9ES).
  • describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity (ST2-8ES).
  • explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding (ST3-9ES).

    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?


  • Appropriate for Years 1 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per session
  • 10 tables arranged in U-shape
  • Chairs are not required
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes
For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.


  • $360 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop
  • $450 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $450 inc. GST per day
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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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 please contact us.

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Primary science teaching resources

Fun rocks science kit

Fun rocks kit
  • 5  minerals of very different properties
  • Great starter for the classroom

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Forces of Nature science kit

Forces of Nature science kit
  • Model volcanoes & tornadoes
  • Classic science for primary school

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Fluorescent rocks kit

fluorescence rock kit box contents
  • UV light can detect certain minerals
  • Students love this!

    geology science kits

Caffeine coffee mug

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  • Ok, it's not really a resource... but we like it!
  • Show your love of science in the staff room :)

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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • 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.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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