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Hydrogen Production – Fact Sheet

Year Level(s) Years 8-10
Subject Area(s) Science General Science
Topic(s) Electrolysis Hydrogen Gas Production Endothermic Reactions Chemical Reactions Steam Methane Reforming Coal Gasification Zero Emissions Colours of Hydrogen
Resource Type Fact Sheet

This sheet provides an overview of the range of production processes possible to produce hydrogen and concise descriptions of the three mature processes for hydrogen production.

Educational Value Statement

  • Illustrates energy transformations within a system.
  • Demonstrates the scientific and technological advancements influenced by the environmental and social drive towards decarbonisation.
  • Describes the important chemical processes of water electrolysis, steam methane reforming and coal gasification for hydrogen production.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF File.


Key Learning Objectives

  • Students identify the different industry colour classifications of hydrogen based on raw materials, production process and by-products produced. 
  • Students identify different forms of energy used in the production of hydrogen gas; solar, wind, electricity, heat and chemical. 
  • Students analyse the sustainable use of water, wind and solar in the production and use of hydrogen as a fuel.
  • Students describe and compare the three most established methods of hydrogen production.
  • Students describe scientific and technological advancements influenced by the environmental and social drive towards decarbonisation.
  • Students explain the chemical processes of electrolysis, steam methane reforming and coal gasification and describe them as important chemical reactions.


Strands

  • Science Understanding: Chemical sciences
  • Science Understanding: Physical sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Nature and the development of science
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science


Australian Curriculum Content Statements

Science: ACSSU155 (8); ACSSU225 (8); ACSSU179 (9); ACSHE157 (9); ACSHE228 (9); ACSSU187 (10);  ACSSU190 (10);  ACSHE230 (10)


Hydrogen Production Fact Sheet

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