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Pseudofossils: concretions and dendrites

This is an information sheet providing an introduction to different varieties of rocks and minerals that might be mistaken for fossils. It is also available as a two-page pdf file for download.

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Fruitcake mining

This is an activity sheet providing instructions for a simulated mining experiment using pieces of fruitcake. Students use various tools to remove different fruits, each representing different minerals, from a piece of fruitcake which represents the mine site. They are then required to rehabilitate the 'mine site'. The ...

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Copper processing

Find out how copper ore is extracted and turned into copper metal. This is a PowerPoint presentation showing the properties, uses and extraction of copper. It includes details of the mining and processing of copper ore, as well as smelting, converting and refining to produce copper metal. Most slides contain photographs ...

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Mineral exploration

Find out how scientists discover and investigate new mineral deposits. This is a PowerPoint presentation introducing the scientists, techniques, procedures and issues involved in exploring for minerals, with particular emphasis on Queensland. Most slides include images, maps or graphs. Teachers' notes are included.

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Uses of mineral sands

Find out what minerals can be found in beach sands and why they are important to us. This is a PowerPoint presentation about sand minerals and the products derived from them. It deals with the origin and deposition of the mineral deposits, the properties of the minerals zircon, rutile and ilmenite and their uses as well ...

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Copper processing

This interactive activity allows students to explore the processes involved in the mining and processing of copper ore and the production of copper. Students initially put the processes in the correct sequence and then select each stage to animate it and access relevant information. The smelting stage includes an activity ...

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A career as a geologist

Do all scientists wear white lab coats and work with chemicals? Watch this clip and discover how a career in science can take you soaring to dizzying heights. Find out what an exploration geologist does and why helicopters are used in the job. This clip will inspire you to consider a career in one of the many varied fields ...

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How metamorphic rocks are formed

Imagine the forces required to change one type of rock into another type. Listen to presenter, Bernie Hobbs, explain the forces that transform sedimentary rocks to metamorphic rocks. She visits the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to demonstrate how limestone can be transformed into its matching ...

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Secondary science: visual representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'visual representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers assist students to understand ...

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Mineshaft [includes spoken instructions]

Direct a cart down a mineshaft. Examine rocks and minerals such as coal and diamonds. Match them to their use in industry such as power generation or jewellery.

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Making a difference: Windradyne

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Windradyne, a Wiradjuri warrior and leader. Trace his story, including battles where he led his people against European settlers claiming land around the Bathurst region. Look at Windradyne's efforts to make peace between his people and ...

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Travel back in time

Prepare a geological display for a museum. Classify and label fossils and rocks. Work out which region the specimens came from. Travel back through time and collect information about past climates, habitats and positions of continents. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Travel back in time [no spoken instructions]

Prepare a geological display for a museum. Classify and label fossils and rocks. Work out which region the specimens came from. Travel back through time and collect information about past climates, habitats and positions of continents. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Travel back in time: time map

See how the land masses of Australia and New Zealand have changed over the last 110 million years. Learn about past climates. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Making a difference: Michael Long

Explore perspectives on Australia’s Indigenous heritage through photos and text about Michael Long, a former Australian Rules footballer and social activist. Trace his story, including conflicts where he exposed racism in sport. Investigate how sporting authorities have handled racial abuse. Look at Michael's efforts to ...

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Shaping the land

Experiment with cross-section models of the Earth's crust. Explore how landforms are shaped over time. Apply geological forces: deposition of sediments, folding, faulting, igneous intrusions and erosion. Work out a sequence of geological events to match example landforms, including real landscapes. This learning object ...

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Shaping the land: geological forces

Experiment with cross-section models of the Earth's crust. Explore how landforms are shaped over time. Apply geological forces: deposition of sediments, folding, faulting, igneous intrusions and erosion. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects.

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Shaping the land: model landforms

Experiment with cross-section models of the Earth's crust. Explore how landforms are shaped over time. Apply geological forces: deposition of sediments, folding, faulting, igneous intrusions and erosion. Work out a sequence of geological events to match example landforms. This learing objects is the second in a series of ...

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Shaping the land: real landscapes

Experiment with cross-section models of the Earth's crust. Explore how landforms are shaped over time. Apply geological forces: deposition of sediments, folding, faulting, igneous intrusions and erosion. Work out a sequence of geological events to match example landforms (based on real landscapes). This is the final learning ...

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Down to Earth: rock back in time

Choose a rock sample and find out how it was formed millions of years ago. For example, see how coal was formed in a swampy forest. Explore the Earth’s surface at the time when the rock formed. Look at maps, landscapes, living things and environments. Compare temperatures and sea levels with those of today. Explore how ...