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Plant Growth experiment

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment
Resource Type Experiment

QER is assessing the extent to which processed shale has potential as a soil conditioner given that total nitrogen and organic content would be beneficial to plant growth. QER has contacted the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation at the University of Queensland to conduct assessments and trials on material characterisation, glasshouse trials, refinement of trial design and field trials as well as design and implementation of a monitoring program. The trial findings and assessments will be incorporated into QER’s land rehabilitation planning and management.

In this experiment, students investigate the effectiveness of processed oil shale for plant growth.


Australian Curriculum content statements
Science and Design & Technology: ACSSU153 (8); ACTDEK012(3-4); ACTDEK044 (9-10)

Plant Growth Experiment

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