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Menzies opens Australia's first nuclear reactor, 1958 - asset 1

This is a clip taken from an item about the opening of Australian Atomic Energy Commission's atomic reactor in Sydney. The item was featured in the weekly Australian black-and-white newsreel, Cinesound Review, in early 1958. The clip opens with a panning shot of the Commission's headquarters and atomic reactor while the ...

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Menzies opens Australia's first nuclear reactor, 1958 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from an item about the opening of Australian Atomic Energy Commission's atomic reactor in Sydney. The item featured in the weekly Australian black-and-white newsreel, Cinesound Review, in early 1958. The clip shows the Commission's chief scientist, Charles Watson-Munro (1915-91), escorting Prime Minister ...

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Advances in nuclear power technology

Imagine our world if nuclear power generation could be made safer. Discover how Chinese scientists have developed a new nuclear reactor that reduces the chances of the reactor overheating to the point of meltdown. To do this the pebble bed reactor uses advances in technology to replace the traditional water-cooled system. ...

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Japanese tsunami's nuclear threat, 2011

Remember the earthquake and following tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 and damaged a nuclear power plant? Find out about the damage caused, what exploded and why, and the aftermath of the disaster. What debates about nuclear power plants were reignited by the events in Japan?

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Energy and the solar challenge

The way we live depends on energy but we can't see or touch it. Discover how early scientists unravelled the mystery of energy that allows us to harness its power to improve our lives. Track the development of energy converters from massive steam-driven engines through to the high technology of solar energy used in the ...

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.

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Exploring energy for Secondary

One webpage with links to sites with interactive resources, information and activities to support the study of energy and the Climate Clever Energy Savers program

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Exploring energy for Primary

One page with links to websites with interactive resources, information and activities to support primary students investigating energy and the Climate Clever Energy Savers program.