Rocks and minerals on display in the Dynamic Earth exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Rocks, Rocks, Rocks!

What
Online
When
Term 3, Monday 29 August
9.30am
Year level
Years 7-10
Cost
Free for Government schools
Supported by the Department of Education and Training
$55 per school + education service fee for non-government schools
Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

In this online webinar, students are invited to explore the fascinating world of rocks! Guided by a museum educator, students will use a range of perspectives and scientific thinking to:

  • learn about the difference between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks
  • examine Victorian landscapes and discover the geological processes that have shaped the lands that we live on

This program will be run as a 45-minute webinar with multiple schools joining online. Students and schools will not be able to see or interact with each other.

For more information on how webinars run please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Victorian Curriculum links

Science: Year 7-10

  • Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (VCSSU102)
  • The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement (VCSSU127)

Geography: Year 7-10

  • Different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features (VCGGK116)
  • Geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (VCGGK117)
  • Predict changes in the characteristics of places over time and identify the possible implications of change for the future (VCGGC127)

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