This fact sheet explores the environmental issues associated with uranium mining in Australia. What are the potential risks to the environment with uranium mining and how are governments and mining operators currently collaborating to manage these risks? Find out how mining companies seek approvals for mining plants and what is required of them before, during and after the operation.
This fact sheet provides some of the chemistry of uranium. Discover the methods by which uranium is extracted and the chemical processes of these methods. How is chemistry used to enrich uranium and what are the different types of chemical reactions involved? Discover the symbol equations associated with uranium extraction and enrichment. Learn how chemistry is used to reprocess spent fuel from nuclear reactors.
Mining provides us with minerals, metals and other materials we use every day and the fuel used to generate electricity. These minerals have economic value and can benefit mankind.Although in Australia, less than 1% of the land is mined, depending on the size of the mine, method of mining and location, mining can have a significant impact on the environment. To minimise the effects of this impact, careful planning, management and supervision are required.
This is an interactive resource through which students can expand their knowledge of Australia's rich mineral deposits. Organised into seven sections, it provides an overview of mineral sources with information on mineral formation, mineral exploration, different types of mining, the extraction of minerals from ore and the processes involved in transforming minerals into everyday products. This interactive resource for Middle School students uses the minerals industry as a context for enhancing students' literacy skills. It contains links to additional websites and provides a Teacher Guide with student activities.
When you hear the word 'Olympics', what sports come to mind first? Chances are, one of those sports would be athletics, especially the running events like the exciting sprints, the nail-biting hurdles or the gruelling marathon. For many people, it is athletics that define the Olympic Games.
A number of trivia statements about the Olympics, including an A-Z of minerals and metals used in the olympics.
Have you ever ridden a bike? Maybe you own one. While the bicycle is used by millions of people around the world as a means of transport, it is also used for recreation, or in sports such as triathlons, track cycling, BMX or mountain bike competitions. Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and one of the toughest events at the Olympic Games.
Have you ever seen the Opening Ceremony for an Olympic Games on television? If so, you will probably realise its one of the most exciting, memorable and entertaining aspects of the Games, with fireworks, laser shows and amazing dances and other whiz-bang performances.However, it is the traditional rituals associated with each Opening Ceremony that add that special and powerful feeling to the Olympics - the raising of the Olympic flag, the parade of athletes nation by nation and of course, the arrival of the torch and lighting of the Olympic flame in the cauldron.
Some of the most exciting and historic events at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be the medal ceremonies - when winning athletes from around the world receive their gold, silver or bronze medals. The medal ceremonies recognise their effort and dedication to become the best in the world.However, it is the traditional rituals associated with each Opening Ceremony that add that special and powerful feeling to the Olympics - the raising of the Olympic flag, the parade of athletes nation by nation and of course, the arrival of the torch and lighting of the Olympic flame in the cauldron.
Minerals can be identified based on their physical properties. The main properties used to identify minerals are described in this activity, and students are then asked to identify the ten common ore minerals.