Your Hub for Minerals & Energy in 2023

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Your Hub for Minerals & Energy in 2023

31st Jan 2023

Just started back at school? You’ve come to the right place for free educational resources to boost your learning. If you are exploring minerals and energy, then there is a wealth of information right here!

Why choose Oresome Resources?

We all know it’s a lot easier to learn something when it’s fun and engaging. Our interactive resources offer just this – making learning tactile. Our media library pairs images and videos with ideas and topics to visually complement your learning. Our worksheets, fact sheets, presentations, and experiments are ready to go for any lesson in minerals and energy. We also cover a huge range of topics across all year levels, so there truly is something for everyone. Best of all, our educational resources are free! There are thousands of resources available to you, but our most popular are:

Oresome City

Open up a city and see how our everyday lives are powered by resources! Source raw materials, explore Australia’s resource sector and see where resources come from in this exciting interactive. Remember – if it’s not grown, it’s mined!

Minerals Down Under

Another interactive that allows students to expand their knowledge of Australia’s rich mineral deposits. Made up of seven sections, this resource covers mineral formation, mineral exploration, different types of mining, the extraction of minerals from ore, and the processes involved in transforming minerals into everyday products. 

Hydrogen Facts

A fact sheet providing information on hydrogen production from fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, this resource is a great way to understand how hydrogen is made, and its role in a sustainable future. 

Mining Makes Your Smart Home

From an overarching city to your own home, this interactive provides a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the natural resources that can be found at home. Click different items in the home and see what they are fueled by.

Discover a diverse range of careers waiting for you in Australia’s minerals and energy sector with our careers interactives and resources. Whether you’re passionate about STEM or teaching students in the field, there is something for everyone.

 

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The Sky’s the Limit With Minerals and Energy Careers of the Future

31st Oct 2022

Minerals and energy fuel our world – literally! From engineering to geology, careers in this industry are shaping the future of our lives. That’s why the minerals and energy sector needs enthusiastic young men and women with a passion for problem-solving and innovative technology to fill the workforce.

A career in this field could be an exciting prospect for the right person and will provide a chance to explore the world and shape the future of the planet in how resources are extracted, processed, and used.

Some of the career paths include:

Metallurgist

Interesting title, interesting role! Metallurgists are mineral experts, researching and developing the processes used to extract minerals from ore and refine them into something useful for commercial purposes. They study and apply various methods for separating and extracting minerals, improve the processes to do this work, prepare technical reports, and develop and control ways to store and treat waste materials.

Environmental Engineer

This role has lots of variety and opportunities, involved in many tasks in the resources field. Some of their responsibilities include developing ways to minimise harm to the environment, undertaking lab work to analyse pollutants, monitoring and evaluating how engineering projects impact the world, and rehabilitating land, water, and air that has been affected by such projects.

Automation Engineer

Technology is a huge part of engineering projects today and having someone who can help with implementation and safety is crucial. Automation engineers are responsible for this, along with developing mining automation, telecommunications, and operations management systems on site, with oversight of these systems’ integrity. They may even get to don a VR headset once in a while!

Auto Electrician

Automotive electricians also play an important role in minerals and energy as vehicles become increasingly electrified.. They install new electrical systems and parts, and repair and maintain electrical wiring and components in mobile mining equipment and other vehicles. This can cover a wide range of fields and worksites.

Geologist

For the rock lovers! Geologists are all about studying minerals and materials to find out more about the nature, composition, and structure that makes them up. In turn, they get to advise on how to extract them while making sure to responsibly care for the earth at the same time..

Mining Engineer

In the thick of it are mining engineers, planning and directing the engineering of mineral extraction. They investigate mineral deposits, work closely with geologists, determine the best way to mine minerals, and work towards improving efficiency and safety in mines, to name just a few of their responsibilities.

Other job options in the minerals and energy field include mechanical engineers, heavy diesel fitters, facility engineers and operations technicians. Check out our Oresome Careers interactive to see more real-world examples of roles in the minerals and energy industry.

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How Interactives Help Engage Students

12th Sep 2022

It’s pretty common knowledge that humans learn best by getting hands on, rather than through abstract ideas and theories alone. With growing technology, the classroom is seeing a revolution in how students can learn and interactive elements are becoming the norm.

Gamification

With technology evolving at a rapid pace, the classroom is more sophisticated than ever before. Gamification has been heralded as a great way to engage and teach for many years but today’s technology makes it easier than ever before. Gamification doesn’t mean it must be a “game” but rather making learning more fun through game-like mechanics, such as challenges, goals and rewards, storytelling, and visuals. Interactives are one way to “gamify” learning.

Learning by doing

Interactives are just that: interactive. This means, rather than just reading and writing, students learn by engaging with the subject matter. Whether this be looking at a fictional city and seeing how different jobs help it run smoothly, or a virtual home, where students can see how hundreds of things are powered by different kinds of energy, interactive learning allows students to get hands-on knowledge, which in turn can help with making the subject matter more interesting and easier to understand.

Engaging through fun

We all love to have fun and making learning fun creates more engaged students. Along the same lines as gamifying learning, interactive materials can make topics that may not be as engaging usually, more interesting for students to consume.

If you aren’t using interactives in your classroom or home, what are you waiting for? We have lots of fun interactive teaching resources and learning tools around mining, minerals, energy, and much more – check them out today.