Petroleum is used as a source for fuel and in the making of petroleum products such as oil, chemicals and plastics. In this fact sheet some fast facts on this resource are provided. Australian Curriculum content statements Science: ACHASSK090 (4); ACSSU032 (2); ACHASSK182(7); ACHGK037 (7); ACSSU153 (8)
Phosphate is mined to obtain phosphorus for use in agriculture and industry. In this fact sheet some fast facts on this mineral are provided. Australian Curriculum content statements Science & HASS: ACHASSK090 (4); ACSSU032 (2); ACHASSK182(7); ACHGK037 (7); ACSSU153 (8)
Provider of classroom resource packages, field studies and practical workshops which complement the curriculum areas of ‘Society and the Environment’ and ‘Science and Technology’. URL: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/minerals/education
Rare earths are in increasing demand worldwide for use in many modern technological devices such as electric motors, magnets, lasers, batteries, computer and LCD television screens, iPods, mobile phones and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. They are also essential in energy efficient technologies such as low-energy light bulbs…
This is a Google Earth interactive map showing the locations of all operating and proposed renewable energy power stations in Australia. Each location is represented by name and an icon corresponding to the type of energy used. Students can click on the icon to see basic information about…
The Minerals Council of Australia is acknowledged as the provider of this resource. In this learning object, users choose a rock sample and find out how it was formed millions of years ago. For example, how coal was formed in a swampy forest. Explore the Earth’s surface at…
Outlines the difference between a rock and a mineral. Provides details of the three main rock types; igenous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Includes teachers’ notes. Australian Curriculum content statements Science: ACSSU153 (8); ACSSU075 (4)
Students undertake a number of baking activities which demonstrate how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed. This resource is from our Science Rocks publication. To view Science Rocks, click here. Australian Curriculum content statements Science: ACSSU153 (8)
Sapphire is coloured depending on the trace amounts of other elements such as iron, titanium or chromium. In this fact sheet some fast facts on this precious stone are provided. Australian Curriculum content statements Science: ACSSU153 (8)
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