Will My Gravestone Last? Earth Science Out-of-Doors(KS3: WMGL)

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 This is the basis of a ‘field visit’ to a local graveyard to use the wealth of opportunities available for scientific investigation, out of doors, in an Earth science context. 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

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Will My Gravestone Last?  Earth Science Out-of-Doors

Expected learning outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • apply Earth science principles in a range of opportunities provided by the school buildings and grounds
  • use the out door opportunities identified for enhancing the teaching of Earth science at KS3 and KS4
  • approach Earth science more effectively through a 'How science works' context.
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Will My Gravestone Last? Earth Science Out-of-Doors

This workshop lasts approximately 60 minutes and includes:

  • A Pupil Sheet
  • The Graveyard Visit - writing up your results
  • Help Sheet
  • Key to some rocks commonly used for ornamental purposes
  • Survey Sheet

The general activity format for the above is as follows:

  • Topic addressed
  • Level
  • Activity time
  • Prior knowledge
  • Starting points/misconceptions to avoid
  • Safety and courtesy notes
  • Leading into the activity (preparation lesson in the lab or classroom)
  • Activity (visit to local churchyard)
  • Following up the activity
  • Extension Ideas

Workshop material also includes sections on:

  • The National Science Curriculum (2007) Perspective
  • Resource List
  • Teaching Points
  • 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.