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20161124 - Meet an expert - Kirrily Rule - 24 November 2016 - 12:30 - Stream 1

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Meet an expert - Kirrily Rule


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)



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Date: 24 November 2016

Start Time: 12:30

End Time: 15:30

Duration: 3 hours

Closing Date: Bookings Close 23-Nov-16

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: Science,Science and Technology

KLA Topic/s: Chemistry,Investigating Scientically,Physics,The Natural Envirnonment

KLA Keyword/s: science; scientist; investigation; techniques; ANSTO; nuclear; neutrons; superconductor; diffraction; physics


Event Overview: Students and teachers will have the opportunity to talk with Kirrily Rule, an instrument scientist in the Bragg Institute at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Kirrily uses neutron diffraction to study magnetic materials and superconductors. We may be using these materials in the future for the next generation of electronics, data storage and transport.

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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