This professional development workshop will take you through the basics of soils formation and classification, the basic properties of the hydrosphere and provide an introduction to soils and water analysis to support teachers in delivery of the new syllabus in Earth and Environmental Science.  

This CPD day will cover aspects of the curriculum from Unit 1: Topic 2 Development of the Geosphere and Topic 3 Development of the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere.

Time Program
08.30am - 9.00am REGISTRATION
09.00am - 10.15am Introduction to soils: how they form, how/why do we classify them?
10.15am - 10.30am MORNING TEA
10.30am - 12.30pm Practical analysis of soils: texture, structure, pH, organic content and moisture
12.30pm - 1.00pm LUNCH
1.00pm - 2.15pm Introduction to the hydrosphere: water properties and analysis
2.15pm - 2.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
2.30pm - 4.00pm Practical analysis of water samples: pH, temperature, turbidity, nitrate and phosphorus content, where and how to sample


About Professional development to support the new Earth and Environmental Science Curriculum

The School of Earth and Environmental Science has created two professional development workshops to introduce the basics of: 

  • soils analysis and the hydrosphere
  • earth materials and stratigraphy

An optional field day workshop will also be offered as part of the earth materials and stratigraphy session. 

These workshops will support teachers with the delivery of the new syllabus in Earth and Environmental Science.

Cost: $60 per session or $100 for combined earth materials and stratigraphy workshop and field day. Price includes all materials and catering.


Steele Building (3)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
03-321 Steele Teaching Lab