Electric Rope Shovel movie


This is a video showing an electric rope shovel being assembled and in operation. Various quantitative details about the shovel, such as operating voltage, mass, capacity and records for volume of overburden shifted are presented. The shovel is shown shifting overburden at Anglo Coal’s Dawson mine in Queensland. To be used in conjunction with the maths worksheets, listed in ‘Related Resources’. Suitable for years 9-12.

Educational value statement

  • Gives and understanding of the sizes and masses involved by comparing with known quantities.

Key learning objectives

  • Students compare the mass and capacity of the shovel to everyday objects.

Australian Curriculum content statements (explicit)

Science: ACSSU019

Mathematics: ACMMG019; ACMMG061; ACMMG290

Australian Curriculum content statements (implicit or able to be connected)

Science: ACSSU075