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Year 12 Science 21 Lesson

Year Level(s) Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Science General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment Mining Liquid Fuels
Publish Date 3rd May 2011

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“The process of extraction of oil shale”

The QER New Fuels Development Centre and oil shale mine at Yarwun near Gladstone is dedicated to the creation of low sulphur oil from shale to produce diesel and jet fuels. Demonstration of the best technology for the extraction of oil from oil shale is integral to this process. In this lesson you will discover the Paraho II process and the many and varied disciplines of science that it draws upon to demonstrate that you really can draw oil from a stone.

In this lesson, students will use a number of resources including a video and PowerPoint presentation to create a step-by-step flow diagram for the Paraho II process of extracting oil from oil shale.

This lesson has been designed to align with the Queensland Science 21 syllabus for Year 12.

The process of extraction of oil shale - Year 12

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