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Meet an expert - Karina Meredith - 08 November 2016 Stream 1 - 12:30

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Meet an expert - Karina Meredith


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)



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Date: 08 November 2016

Start Time: 12:30

End Time: 15:30

Duration: 3 hours

Closing Date: Bookings Close 07-Nov-2016

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 5

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary,TAFE

KLA Stage/s: Stage 3,Stage 4,Stage 5,Stage 6,Students,Teachers

KLA Year/s: Year 5,Year 6,Year 7,Year 8,Year 9,Year 10,Year 11,Year 12,Students,Teachers

Key Learning Area/s: Professional Development,Science,Science and Technology

KLA Topic/s: Biology,Chemistry,Earth and Environmental Science,Investigating Scientically,Physics,Senior Science,The Natural Envirnonment

KLA Keyword/s: science; scientist; investigation; chemist; techniques; ANSTO; nuclear; radioisotope; groundwater; dating; environment;


Event Overview: Students and teachers will have the opportunity to talk with Karina Meredith, an environmental scientist at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Karina uses nuclear science to investigate groundwater supplies so that we can use them wisely and sustainably. In many places across Australia, groundwater is an essential source of water for residential, industrial and agricultural purposes.

Important information about the format of these sessions:
- Our expert speakers do not give a prepared presentation. They simply answer the questions your students ask. No student questions results in a very boring videoconference!
- Teachers are urged to ensure their students prepare interview-style questions after doing some preliminary research about the expert. We have compiled some suggested reading on our website (http://bit.ly/anstoelearning).
- Our experts are competent communicators and can talk with both primary or secondary school students at an appropriate level.
- Our expert speakers are booked for 3 hours to maximise opportunities for schools to find a time in their busy timetables to participate. After booking, we'll contact teachers by email to ask you to nominate a 20-30 minute time slot within this session to talk with the expert.
- As a post-videoconference activity, we suggest teachers use this opportunity to ask their students to synthesise and present information gathered from their "interview" with the expert. This might be in the form of an interview transcript, a poster, newspaper article, or another form that best suits your learning programs.
- NSW proficient-level teachers can claim 2 hours of BOSTES-registered professional development as part of this videoconference. More information here: http://bit.ly/anstoteacherPD

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Further Information: While this videoconference is free, our expert speakers have kindly made themselves available for these sessions. Therefore, to discourage last-minute no shows, cancellations within one week of the videoconference will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

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