This fact sheet describes how coal is formed, mined, processed and used. Diagrams illustrate the formation of coal, from early plant material to the hardest black coal. Statistics relating to Queensland coal mining are included.
Copper is a metal which is mined from the earth and used for a number of different purposes. It was formed as a result of volcanic activity which resulted in large masses of molten rock and hot water cooling and then solidifying into copper compounds. This fact sheet provides information about copper and its extraction. It describes the properties and uses of copper, formation of copper ore bodies, mining and processing, and the management of associated environmental impacts.
Find out where we get the coal that powers our homes and industries. This is a PowerPoint presentation outlining how coal is formed, mined, processed and used. All slides contain images or maps. Teachers notes are included.
Science Rocks is a middle school teaching resource which contains a multitude of hands-on and student relevant teaching ideas about rocks, minerals and the work of geoscientists. It contains a wealth of ready to use lessons and resource sheets for students from year 4-9.Some activities include exploring the rock cycle through song and kinaesthetic activities, examining and identifying rocks and crystals, writing a biography of a scientist and even investigating the seven different minerals present in a toothpaste tube.
Find out what minerals can be found in beach sands and why they are important to us. This is a PowerPoint presentation about sand minerals and the products derived from them. It deals with the origin and deposition of the mineral deposits, the properties of the minerals zircon, rutile and ilmenite and their uses as well as those of the metals titanium and zirconium. Most slides include relevant images. A glossary is included.
Discover what oil shale is and where oil shale resources can be found in Australia. Learn about oil shale’s potential as an alternative fuel for Australia, given our decreasing supply of crude oil resources. Discover how oil shale was formed and learn about the process of mining oil shale.
This is a teaching plan for a unit of work about minerals in Queensland, their mining and processing and the properties of the metals derived from them. It consists of a tabulated sequence of lesson topics and key concepts together with suggested strategies and resources. It makes extensive use of hyperlinks to resources from the Queensland Resources Councils Oresome Resources website as well as other sites.
The Tasmanian Minerals Council is acknowledged as the provider of this resource.The Finding Minerals booklet is designed for use from Kindergarten to Year 4 to assist student literacy and understanding of the minerals industry.In this pictorial reader, the places minerals are found and equipment and techniques used in the exploration process are identified.
OresomeResources provides free educational resources and teacher professional development to assist the teaching and learning of minerals and energy.
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