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Earth Science education sheets
Seismometers in Schools project
Seismometers have been installed in some South Australian schools as part of the Australian Seismometers in Schools project. The program has been set up to raise awareness of the geosciences, in particular seismology.
The Earth Science education sheets contain introductory information, practical activities and challenging investigations designed to give a better understanding of the Earth's processes. The activities are graded for particular year levels, ranging from year 3 up to 1st year at University.
Each sheet, including a glossary of geological terms, is available for download.
|Drill Hole Geophysical Logging explains the use of geophysical probes to record rock characteristics at regular intervals along the depth of a drill hole. The manual:
Mineral identification and uses laboratory kit
The Mineral identification Lab Kit is temporarily out of stock (but orders may still be placed awaiting delivery - see below)
This kit is designed to help students in years 4 to 10 learn more about their planet by being able to identify minerals and their uses.
The laboratory kit contains:
The revised second edition of the Mineral identification and uses lab book includes:
Download the lab book (.pdf 7.6Mb) can be downloaded free of charge (this does not include the mineral specimens and testing gear).
Resources - Working for the right balance
A multimedia educational kit designed for students from 8 to 15 years of age. The kit was developed by DMITRE with additional input from a team of educators and industry representatives.
Topics covered include:
The eight topics, are treated in each medium but have a different approach in each, so as to bring out new facets of learning processes each time.
Multimedia components of the kit include:
Minimum hardware requirements:
The first copy of this kit is free to South Australian schools. Additional copies and copies for other schools and organisations can be purchased for $90.00 plus a cost for postage and handling from Customer Services.
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
The following videos are available from this website
Environmental management for field personnel
Numerous other publications, booklets, information sheets, maps, geological trails (including the Coorong, Flinders Ranges National Park, Hallet Cove, Kangaroo Island, McLaren Vale, Maslin Bay and Port Willunga, and Victor Harbor) and geological field guides are available on a range of topics from the Publications and Information page of this website and the Resource Information Centre.