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Geological Sequestration experiment

Year Level(s) Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Science General Science Chemistry Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Coal & Low Emission Technology Energy Rocks & Minerals
Resource Type Experiment
Publish Date 2nd Feb 2010

This is an information sheet containing a student activity simulating geological sequestration of carbon dioxide as well as background information for teachers. The background information describes sequestration in geologic formations including oil and gas reservoirs, unmineable coal seams, and deep saline reservoirs. The student activity includes instructions and discussion questions.

Source: Keystone Centre (

Educational value statement

  • Includes a teacher guide for the student activity
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF or MSWord file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students explain how geological structures can be used to sequester carbon dioxide and discuss the feasibility of different methods.
  • Students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of geological sequestration of carbon dioxide
  • Students describe how the values and needs of contemporary society have influenced research into geological sequestration of carbon dioxide.


  • Science Understanding:
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science

Australian Curriculum content statements

Science: ACSES077 (11-12)

Geologic Sequestration experiment

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