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Reducing motoring emissions

Many businesses need to transport goods or people on a daily basis. Vehicles cause pollution and too many vehicles can result in road congestion. This audio clip describes environmentally friendly modes of transport. Explore the options with Catapult reporter Dominic Jarvis, then decide which might be best for different ...

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Lend-lease petroleum in use in Australia, 1940s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing petroleum, probably aviation fuel, being pumped into a tanker truck and two trailers during World War II. The full drums are stored on what appear to be rail freight wagons. The empty ones are stacked alongside. The photograph forms part of the collection of the US Library of ...

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Oil and gas fields in Queensland

This Google Earth interactive map shows the locations of oil, gas and coal seam gas fields in Queensland. Each location is represented by name and an icon corresponding to the type of resource. Select an icon to view key information about the location and operator of the field.

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Types of matter: particles

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that what they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water contains particles. This learning object is the first in a series of six objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

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Types of matter: particles [ESL]

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Find whether each substance has particles. For example, discover whether water, aluminium, argon, diamond and other substances contain particles. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases [ESL]

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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'Hammond Visible' hand-powered petrol pump, c1920s

This is a hand-powered Hammond Visible petrol pump produced in Australia in 1924. The red painted metal body is cylindrical with a black base and cap. At the top is a glass-faced measurement device with readings of 1 to 4 gallons marked on it. A metal fitting located below the gauge has a nylon hose attached, with a metal ...

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Refuelling an aeroplane at Tullamarine Airport, 1971

This is a colour image of a tarmac crew refuelling a Boeing 747B aeroplane at the Qantas terminal, Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne. The fuel is being transferred from an Esso refuelling truck. At the same time, a large container bearing the Qantas logo of the time is about to be loaded into the hold of the plane, where two ...

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Golden Fleece service station, Bulleen, 1969

This is a black-and-white photograph of a female and two male attendants servicing an EH Holden while the owner sits in the car. The attendants are cleaning the windscreen and checking the motor and the tyre pressure. There is a model of a merino ram on one of the petrol pumps in the background. Pennant flags fly from wires ...

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Standard-Vacuum Refining Company, Horton spheres, Essendon, 1955

This is a 1955 black-and-white image depicting a line of men in front of a row of three Horton spheres. The men are officials from the aviation industry and the Standard-Vacuum Refining Company, and the photograph was taken in Essendon, Victoria. The spherical vessels store light hydrocarbon gases used in the production ...

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Bird's Service Station, Collingwood, 1955

This is a black-and-white photograph from a negative depicting Collingwood Football Club players posing for a publicity photograph for Mobil petroleum at the service station and motor garage of T Bird in Collingwood, Melbourne. Included in the photo is Robert (Bob) Rose - standing at the driver's door of the Holden motor ...

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Integrated gasification combined cycle

Find out how emissions from coal-burning can be reduced by turning the coal into syngas. This is a fact sheet describing methods of coal gasification, and how the resulting syngas can drive a combined cycle power generator. It lists the advantages of the technology, including lower emissions and increased efficiency, as ...

Interactive Resource

Coal-fired energy plant

Build a coal-fired energy plant by moving images into the correct position. This is an interactive diagram showing how a power station works. Students arrange components in the correct order, then select captions to match.

Teacher resource

Low-emission energy technologies: an introduction

This is a teaching unit, designed for year 10, aimed at engaging students in investigations about low-emission energy sources. A unit outline, teacher guidelines, student activity and an assessment task are provided.

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Gas-fired power

Find out how gas-fired power stations work. This fact sheet describes the generation of electricity in gas-fired power stations, which typically produce 50 per cent less carbon dioxide than conventional coal-fired power plants. Information is provided about the Daandine Power Station located west of Brisbane, which uses ...

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Low-emission energy future

Find out about the technologies that can reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions. This resource consists of an animated video accompanied by an interactive landscape activity. The video focuses on technologies that can reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, as well as renewable energy and improved ...

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Liquefied natural gas

Find out what liquefied natural gas (LNG) is and how it is produced and used. This is an information sheet describing the characteristics of LNG as well as how LNG is processed, stored, transported and used. It includes an image of an LNG tanker.

Interactive Resource

Energy game: SMART Notebook

Interactive game to be played following the 'What is energy?' Notebook and assessing students' knowledge of energy sources - renewable and non-renewable and the possible effect on the environment. The game may be played by two groups on IWB, or pairs of students on a computer.

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'Cooking' carbon to make crude oil

Visit the rugged Arabian mountains to see the exposed remains of the bottom of the ancient Tethys ocean, the prehistoric algal soup that gave rise to today's massive oil fields of the Middle East. Hear how oil-source rock laid down in the Jurassic Period changed over millennia as the Earth's surface was re-shaped. Under ...