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  • Total magnetic intensity data measures variations in the intensity of the Earths magnetic field caused by the contrasting content of rock-forming minerals in the Earths crust. The data are collected on airborne geophysical surveys conducted by Commonwealth, State & NT Governments and the private sector.

  • Serendipaceratops (sair-en-dip-a-sair-a-tops). The full name of this dinosaur is Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei. It is named for Arthur C. Clarke, author of books such as '2001 - A Space Odyssey' and 'Rendezvous with Rama'. Did you know that Clarke first became interested in science as a child because he was interested in dinosaurs? Ceratopsian (sair-a-top-see-an) dinosaurs first appeared in the Early Cretaceous, the period of time immediately after the Jurassic. Ceratopsian dinosaurs had horns and beak-like jaws. A very well-known example was Triceratops, a North American dinosaur with three horns on its head and a large, bony neck frill. Serendipaceratops was one of the earliest known ceratopsian dinosaurs. It was actually a protoceratopsian - proto means first or original. The first known bone from Serendipaceratops was discovered in Australia near Kilcunda, on Victoria's south-east coast. It is a forearm bone (ulna) about 115 million years old. This fossil could be an important clue that ceratopsian dinosaurs evolved in, or near, Australia and not Asia as previously thought. Another ceratopsian arm bone was also found at Dinosaur Cove, in south-west Victoria. It is a little younger at 106 million years old. As an early ceratopsian dinosaur, Serendipaceratops probably had beak-like jaws, only a very small neck frill and no horns. The beak-like jaw suggests it was a herbivore; a plant eater. This dinosaur was only about 2 metres long.

  • The black and white 55 page fossils resource contains information about what fossils are, what parts of living things become fossilised and the most common fossil groups. The process of fossilisation and geological time are also covered. 24 informative illustrated fact sheets cover a wide variety of plant, animal and trace fossils. Includes student activities suitable for primary Years 3-6 and secondary Years 7-10.

  • This black and white resource is an 18 page booklet including geological time, rock clocks, the age of famous Australian places, Australia on the move, Australian volcanoes, Ice Ages, Ancient Australian life, how fossils form and some common Australian fossils. Includes student activities suitable for primary Years K-6.

  • This black and white resource helps you to incorporate easily understood aspects of science and technology into your Gold Rush lessons. The Science of Gold is a 17 page booklet with student activities. Suitable for primary level Years K-6 and secondary level Years 7-8.

  • Black and white 33 page booklet on elements in the Earth's crust, silicon and silicon building blocks, the 6 basic silicon structures (e.g.. tectosilicates), the influence of aluminium, silicate mineral formation and characteristics. Includes student activities. Suitable for secondary levels Years 10-12.

  • This black and white education resource is a 58 page booklet which contains information on geological time, fossilisation, characteristics of major groups of vertebrate and invertebrates, micropaleontology (e.g.. spores and pollen), trace fossils and the uses of fossils. It includes student activities. Suitable for secondary Years 7-10

  • Mafic and ultramafic analytical samples, derived from Geoscience Australia's corporate Oracle OZCHEM Whole Rock Geochemistry Database, are assigned an igneous rock classification, e.g., tholeiitic, alkaline, based on their lithological and unit descriptions and their analysed geochemical data. This first-pass classification was undertaken to provide an additional tool to assist with metallogenic interrogation of the data. The mafic and ultramafic analytical samples are also assigned, where possible, a geological event based on their relationship to the Australian Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events GIS Dataset. The GeochemicalClassification table is designed to be used in conjunction with Geoscience Australia's Corporate Oracle OZCHEM Whole Rock Geochemistry Database (<a href="http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/65464">link</a>) and the Australian Mafic-Ultramafic Magmatic Events GIS Dataset (http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/25/54125552CDA7C).

  • Marketing information flyer outlining National Geographic Information Group's (NGIG) function and capability with Geoscience Australia. Examples of capability include details on the National Elevation Data Framework (NEDF) and MapConnect - maps online. Map Connect has been decommisioned and replaced by Interactive Maps.