TESEP Our Place in Space Teacher Workshop at VSSEC

Our Place in Space
Friday 9th December, 2011
9:00am - 4:00pm

The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) is designed to help middle school teachers teach Earth Science effectively. TESEP has partnered with VSSEC to offer their Our Place in Space Workshop and expose teachers to VSSEC's mission programs. The workshop will be presented by Churchill Fellowship recipient, Nicci Hilton, and VSSEC Geologist, Danielle Shean. It provides an opportunity to discuss common misconceptions about the motion of the Earth in space, investigate concepts related to our Earth in the solar system, and try engaging hands-on activities for use in your classroom. Participants will receive a resource pack including Power Point presentations, posters, DVDs, etc. Visit the TESEP website for more details and a booking form or contact the Victorian coordinator VIC_coord@tesep.org.au.

Cost: $35 (non-refundable fee transferable to another workshop or another participant). Includes morning tea & lunch, all resources used on the day and teacher resource pack. Please enquire about a fuel subsidy to travel to the workshop.


9:00 - 9:10Registration
9:10 - 9:30Common conceptions children have regarding space and science (Nicci Hilton)
9:30 - 11:003 Workstations (hands-on activities and experiments)
11:00 - 11:20Morning tea
11:20 - 1:004 Workstations (hands-on activities and experiments)
1:00 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 1:50Teaching students about Earth Geology using Mars (Danielle Shean)
1:50 - 2:00Activity, Earth or Mars?
2:00 - 2:20Spaceward Bound Australia and Mojave, a unique teaching and learning opportunities for science educators
2:20 - 2:40Tour of VSSEC
2:40 - 3:00Afternoon Tea
3:00 - 4:002 Workstations (hands-on activities and experiments)