|Year Level(s)||Years 3-6 Years 7-10|
|Subject Area(s)||Science SOSE General Science Earth & Environmental Science|
|Topic(s)||Environment Exploration Geology / Mineral Formation|
|Resource Type||Fact Sheet|
|Publish Date||1st Feb 2012|
Image courtesy of the Geological Survey of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum © State of Western Australia 2011.
Government geologists study the rocks and landscape that make up Australia. By looking at and sampling rocks they can find out how and when these rocks formed. The knowledge they gain by working in the field is presented as geological maps and reports which help the community, industry and government to plan for the future.