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Geology Rocks!

Geology Rocks!

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

Hands-on geology that works!

A hands-on Earth Science workshop where students investigate geological processes and landforms. Your students will learn about:

  • Earthquakes & Volcanos
  • Plate tectonics & faultlines
  • Rock types & erosion
  • Landforms & soil classification
    + many others!

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

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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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

ST1-10ES-S
recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources

ST2-10ES-S
investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface

ST3-10ES-S
explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (VCSSU062)

Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (VCSSU079)

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School Testimonials

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MET Kellyville

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.
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Eastlakes Public School

I just wanted to say what a fantastic time our students had at the Geology Rocks incursion at Eastlakes Public School today. They learned so much and couldn't stop talking about all the great activities.

Science Show Activities

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?

Earthquake demo

Feedback about this Dynamic Earth school incursion

Requirements

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.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Cost

$495 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $540 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop.

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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