Earth Ed - Inspiring passion and excellence in science education
Earth Ed is an engaging new specialist science and mathematics facility providing real world Earth Science experiences for Victorian students.
Our programs provide access to specialist scientific equipment, innovative digital resources, and promote a scientific inquiry approach to learning.
Earth Ed Open Afternoon
- Created: 11 February 2014
Thursday March 6th (3.30 - 5.00 pm) - An Open Afternoon for Teachers.
For all teachers, our Open Afternoon will give you the opportunity to talk to the staff about the programs (both in house and outreach) and have a look at our facilities.
We have some new programs and activities for 2014 that we'd love to show you and we will be showcasing our Renewable Energy Outreach Trailer and the Oculus Rift (virtual reality).
Afternoon tea will be supplied along with some great classroom resources.
Please RSVP before the day (phone 5337 2090) to help us with catering. You can find Earth Ed at Olympic Ave, Mt Clear, Ballarat.
Hope to see you here
Teacher Professional Development
- Created: 24 February 2014
Details of our Semester 1 2014 Teacher PD program are available below with all sessions provided to teachers free of charge. In some instances we are also able to cover CRT costs. Please call us if you require further details.
Our Teacher PD program is designed to cover a range of topics to enhance the teaching of science and mathematics. If there is a particular topic that you would like to see Earth Ed provide in the Teacher PD program, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Each program begins at 1:30pm with a light lunch, followed by a 2 hour learning session which concludes at 4:00pm.
Thursday 5th June - ScienART (Climate Change and Art).
Welcome to Earth Ed for 2014
- Created: 07 February 2014
Welcome to the new school year.
We all love Term One - new kids in the class, new books and pencil cases, everyone keen to be at school.
Earth Ed is now in its third year of operating and while we are still offering all the programs you have come to know, we have a few new ones. These include - Fossil Hunters (Yrs 3 & 4), Wind Turbine Design (Yr 7), Seismology (Yr 9), Climate Change (Yrs 9 & 10) and Geothermal (Yr 11).
We also have a flash new outreach van that can travel to your school for an outreach session. The van assists in the teaching of renewable technologies and is decked out with solar panels, a wind turbine and even a solar BBQ.
Here at Earth Ed we can provide PD opportunities covering Primary Connections, investigative science and Geology. We can come to your currriculum meetings for the PD or you can book your department here into Earth Ed (we can also give you a tour of the centre). Our calendar of upcoming PD will be out soon.