Secondary School Science Workshop... Geology Rocks! | Fizzics Education

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 erosion, plate tectonics, landforms, soil classification, earthquakes, rock types and many others!

This science workshop is 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!

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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)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

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

School Testimonials

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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Science Show Demonstrations

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 7 to 10

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.

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.

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop

$480 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop.

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day.

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.

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