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STEMaSESH Secondary Webinar: Who Cares About Rocks Anyway?

In this week's STEMaSESH virtual excursion with Geoscience Australia staff, you and your students will:

  • Meet Dr Margi Sweeney, geologist, and find out about her path to working with Geoscience Australia.
  • Learn to love rocks (at least a little bit) and the stories they can tell us.
  • Use a model of the processes of rock formation, and critique it.
  • Consider the modern techniques used to help us to understand the geology deep beneath our feet.

What do we need:

  • Wax crayons (or candles). Note: this activity could also be done using chocolate if it is safe to do so in your environment.
  • Graters/peelers.
  • Aluminium foil.
  • Heat source such as matches (long ones recommended).
  • 2x containers – one for cold/icy water (add ice cubes if possible).
  • and one for hot water.
  • Sheets of plain paper.

Simply click below to register with your Department of Education email address and you will be sent an email confirmation with your link to join on the day. 

Register now!