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Listed under:  Science  >  Matter  >  Chemical analysis  >  Separation (Mixtures)  >  Filtration

Porcelain filter candle, c1900

This is a white porcelain filter candle used to filter fluids. It was manufactured in about 1900 by Doultan in England and used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Victoria. It is pictured with a sintered glass filter candle.


Sintered glass filter candle, 1950s

This is a sintered glass filter candle with ultrafine porosity used for removing bacteria from fluids. It was used in the 1950s by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Victoria, and is pictured with a porcelain filter candle.

Teacher resource

Using 'Matter and structure of materials' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea describes a series of 12 classes designed to introduce matter to year 7 students. Topics explored include matter, particle theory, the structure and properties of the five states of matter, elements and compounds and the kinetic theory of matter. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.


Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: A new kidney

This clip uses a series of interviews intercut with family photographs that tell the story of Mariah and the effect of kidney disease on her and her family. Her parents, Angie and David, recollect their experience of Mariah's illness, dialysis and the news of a possible transplant. Photographs of Mariah and her parents ...


Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: Darwin town

This clip shows patients and staff in the Northern Territory Renal Unit in Darwin and then at the Tiwi Dialysis Centre on Bathurst Island, 80 km north of Darwin, conveying information about the effect of kidney disease on Indigenous Australian communities. Dr Paul Snelling, Director of NT Renal Health, speaks about kidney ...

Interactive resource

Making water drinkable: water treatment

Explore a water treatment plant. Look at how water can be treated to remove unwanted substances. Examine processes such as filtration, evaporation, distillation and flocculation. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Grumpy in the desert

Help a friend who has crashed his car in the desert and jumbled up food and equipment. Recover ingredients needed to make tea from the mixed-up supplies. Separate mixtures by using scientific techniques such as distillation, filtration, centrifuging and magnetism.