Geofacts and Activities for the Classroom
Fact-ites provide quick information and activities for busy teachers
Fact-ites are written in plain English with descriptions, explanations, facts and activities suitable for middle school students. The content and questions are aimed at middle school students but the level is not explicit, allowing teachers to use them in a variety of circumstances. Fact-ites are provided in easy to download pdf format printer and photocopy ready.
The GSA is producing and publishing its own Fact-ites but we also invite teachers to submit ideas or actual content and exercises for consideration. All Fact-ites become the property of the GSA but authorship is acknowledged.
Proposals should meet a demonstrated middle school (geoscience) teaching need.
Fact-ites must contain accurate scientific information and be at an appropriate reading level for middle school. Fact-ites must contain appropriate questions or problems and be 1 or 2 A4 pages of information and 1 or 2 A4 pages of questions, problems or research stimuli.
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Quizzicles are online interactive geoscience puzzles and quizzes for middle school students
GSA are producing and publishing Quizzicles but we also invite teachers to submit ideas or actual content and exercises for consideration. Proposals should meet a demonstrated middle school (geoscience) teaching need.Quizzicles must contain accurate scientific information and be at an appropriate reading level for middle school. All Quizzicles become the property of the GSA but authorship is acknowledged. Ideas and proposals for both Fact-ites and Quizzicles should be sent to Greg McNamara, GSA Education and Outreach Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA Sponsored Programs
Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP)
GSA is a Gold Sponsor of the programme designed to:
- Spark student interest in Earth and Environmental Science (EES) topics across Australia
- Motivate and educate keen science teachers and raise the profile of EES in secondary schools nationally
- Assist students in making informed choices regarding subject and trade/professional career choices in the Energy/Minerals/Environmental Sciences Industries.
Visit the TESEP website for more information: http://www.tesep.org.au/
The GSA proudly supports and sponsors the Geoscience Pathways Project. The Geoscience Pathways Project aims to change attitudes towards the Geosciences by demonstrating their essential contribution to modern society. The website has excellent Resources for teachers, from primary to tertiary.
Visit their website at http://www.geosciencepathways.org.au
Earth Science Australia
The GSA sponsors Earth Science Australia - for people with an interest in earth science. The Earth Science Australia website provides information for Earth Science enthusiasts and includes free cyber-educational materials and free on-site courses.
Visit their website at http://earthsci.org/
Non-GSA Educational Resources & Activities Links
For information about geoscience education and pathways to careers in geosciences, please visit the Careers page.