Any Quarry Guide(KS3: AQG)

Provider: Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU)
Free Accreditation opportunities: No accreditation but a 'Certificate of Attendance' is available upon request

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Description You want to take your students on a field visit to a local rock exposure, but are not sure what to do with them when you get there. This is a guide to the sorts of scientific questions you might ask to encourage them to investigate the rocks. Some will be appropriate for your site, some won’t. Some require students to touch and examine a rock face closely; others can be answered from a safer distance. Please contact ESEU to arrange a convenient date and time for this NO FEE workshop; travel and sundry expenses are the only costs incurred.
Duration 60 minutes
Website

Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU)'s website

http://earthscienceeducation.com
Categories Secondary, Sciences, KS3, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Business Manager, Technicians, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Sustainable Development, ICT / Computing, Sciences, Education system, Subject Knowledge, In school, After-school meetings, Demonstration lesson, Team lesson planning/teaching, Physical resource, Earth Science / Geology, DVD / CD ROM
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Expected learning outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • use the outdoor opportunities identified for enhancing the teaching of Earth science at KS3 and KS4
  • approach Earth science more effectively through a 'How science works' context
Evidence underpinning this approach The provider has not supplied this information
How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
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Details

Any Quarry Guide

This workshop lasts approximately 60 minutes and includes:

Questions to Promote Investigation on weathering, erosion, soil, rock group, grains, sedimentary structures, fossils, crystals, tilted rocks, folds, faults, metamorphism, sequencing, tectonic plates, landscape, quarry economics, quarry potential, recording

The general activity format for the above is as follows:

Activity in brief, then as above.

Workshop material also includes sections on:

  • The National Science Curriculum (2007) Perspective
  • Resource List
  • Risk Assessments

Earth Science Education Unit workshops have been devised for teachers and trainee teachers. They are intended to provide participants with a range of activities that can be used in the classroom, whilst helping them to develop the skills for using the activities in an engaging and motivating way that will enthuse and educate their pupils, whilst developing their critical thinking skills. The workshops should also develop the background Earth science knowledge and understanding of the teachers involved.

The workshop format may be transposed directly into a classroom, but often this is not appropriate. Similarly, individual activities, and the worksheets on which these are based, may be transferable directly into a classroom situation, but will often require modification for the classes and situations in which they are used, during which suitable risk assessments are undertaken.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.