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Kodak factory Powerhouse, 1940s-50s

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the interior of the Powerhouse at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, possibly around the 1940s-50s. The Powerhouse was a power station that provided all the power and refrigeration for the factory. Three large turbines are in the foreground of the photograph, bearing ...

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Electrical control panel, c1923

This is an electrical control panel unit, protected by a grille, at the Spotswood Pumping Station.

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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.

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Windy Hill wind farm

This is a colour photograph of three wind generators, part of a field of 20 near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. The generators are mounted on 44-metre towers and have rotor diameters of 46 metres. They are able to generate 12 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 3,500 homes.

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Oxyfuel combustion

This fact sheet describes oxyfuel combustion, the technology that burns fuel in almost pure oxygen. Because this makes it easier to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas, there is the potential to achieve near-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the production of coal-fired electricity. A diagram illustrating this process ...

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Carbon capture and storage

Find out how carbon dioxide can be stored deep in the Earth. This fact sheet provides information on carbon capture and storage, also known as 'carbon sequestration'. It includes an outline of how carbon is captured and separated, and describes how carbon dioxide is stored in geologic formations. Two diagrams illustrate ...

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Coal and its uses

Find out where we get the coal that powers our homes and industries. This is a PowerPoint presentation outlining how coal is formed, mined, processed and used. All slides contain images or maps. Teachers' notes are included.

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Coal-fired power stations

Find out how a coal-fired power station makes electricity. This animated video in 11 parts shows the components and processes in a coal-fired power station. The narration explains what happens at each stage. Most of the statistical information and examples relate to locations in Queensland.

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Map of fossil fuel power stations in Australia

This Google Earth interactive map shows the locations of all operating and proposed fossil fuel power stations in Australia. Each location is represented by name and an icon corresponding to the type of fuel used. Select an icon to view key information about the ownership and location of the facility.

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Renewable power stations in Australia

This Google Earth interactive map shows 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. Select an icon to view key information about the ownership and location of the facility.

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How 'green' is the internet?

Do you know that every second of online video you watch puts 0.2 grams of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? Watch this clip to discover how much energy the internet uses and where it comes from. You might be surprised!

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Burning coal on a grand scale

Scotland's Longannet power station can burn up to 1000 tonnes of coal an hour! One of the largest coal-fired power stations in Europe, it produces much of Scotland's electricity. It also produces huge volumes of greenhouse gases. Take a tour through this huge facility as it was in 2012, and find out about a gas emissions ...

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Reacting to emergencies

Operate controls for a simulated nuclear reactor. Regulate coolant flow and position of control rods. Respond to mechanical failures and other emergencies. Ensure safe operation and avoid a meltdown. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

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Energy and forces - early years

This collection of 20 interactive learning objects introduces students to the concepts of forces and energy. It is organised into four categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; energy management; and forces. The learning objects enable students to build energy and food chains, design energy-efficient houses, and ...

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Energy - senior years

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - forms of energy; energy conversions; and energy management. Learning objects enable students to build energy-efficient cars; consider environmental and economic implications of a range of energy sources including solar and wind; operate ...

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Constructing the Snowy Mountains Scheme

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focuses on the work of building the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into seven categories: preparing the sites; bringing up supplies; drilling the tunnels; constructing the dams; building the power stations; constructing pressure shafts; and creating ...

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Snowy Mountains Scheme in overview

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the 'big picture' of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It is organised into three categories: overviews of the Scheme; maps and diagrams of the Scheme; and celebrating stages in the Scheme. The collection contains historic photographs, film footage and ...

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Eternity - unit of work

In this unit of work students identify and examine the way the National Museum of Australia uses a number of key emotions to explore Australian history. They closely interrogate objects and photographs and explore the way these items can resonate emotionally and tell stories. Students explore museum displays and create ...

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Power stations

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources is divided into four sections: fossil fuel power stations; nuclear power stations; power stations using renewable energy; and comparing power stations. It contains maps, information sheets, learning objects and videos exploring the locations of power stations of all types, ...

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Guthega power station junction box, 1954

This is a photograph of three Snowy Mountains Scheme workers connecting electric cables at the Guthega power station, New South Wales. It was taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau in 1954.