|Year Level(s)||Years K-2, Years 3-6, Years 7-10, Years 11-12|
|Subject Area(s)||General Science, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Environmental Science, Science|
|Topic(s)||Opencut Mining, Coal & Low Emission Technology, Non-Renewable Energy, Energy, Geology / Mineral Formation, Mining, Rocks & Minerals|
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. Teacher’s notes are included.
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Key learning objectives
- Includes maps showing locations of coal deposits in Australia
- Includes details of open-cut and underground mining as well as site rehabilitation.
- Teacher’s notes contain background information and some suggestions for activities and discussion topics
- Can be downloaded as a PPT file.
- Students identify coal as an important resource and describe how it is used
- Students describe how coal is formed and explain why it is regarded as a non-renewable resource.
- Students describe the methods of mining coal.
- Students explain how mine sites are rehabilitated after use.
- Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
- Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
- (Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment)
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