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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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Drawing water from a tank on St Margaret Island, c1914

This is a black-and-white photograph showing two unknown men getting water out of a raised tank on Margaret Island. Next to them is a draughthorse hooked up to a dray, or cart, with some large wooden vessels onboard. Behind them is an Alston windmill. A large farm dog is watching the proceedings. This image was collected ...

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Tidal power

Journey to Bathurst Island where strong tidal currents can be found in the Apsley Strait. Observe how the Nguiu community is investigating the use of tidal power to provide their electricity needs instead of using non-renewable and expensive fossil fuels.

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Wind farming: benefits and drawbacks

Discover why some people are opposed to wind farms even though they generate electricity without burning any fossil fuels. Travel to Australia's biggest wind farm to find out how wind turbines work, some of their benefits and drawbacks, and what locals think of them. Consider all views and make up your own mind about whether ...

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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 transfers and transformations - practical activity

This practical activity is a round-robin experiment in which students rotate between different work stations where they investigate devices and processes in which energy transfers and energy transformations take place. The resource is one of 13 practical activities based around the broad themes of global warming, energy, ...

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Energy resources: How many blades should a wind turbine have? - practical activity

In this practical activity, students measure the electrical power delivered by a model wind turbine. They predict then investigate how many blades on the turbine deliver the greatest amount of power. The activity is the third of four experiments on energy resources; in the first, students measure the electrical power delivered ...

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Sustainable energy

This collection is built around a core group of 13 digital curriculum resources on the themes of energy, renewable energy and ocean acidification, and includes 9 supporting digital resources cited in the core group. The core resources are inquiry-based practical activities for students, which explore energy transfers and ...

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Building a pressure shaft, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of three men working on the site of the pressure shaft, or penstock, above Tumut 1, a power station in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme in New South Wales. They are standing on an extremely steep slope apparently clearing the area of vegetation and debris.

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Windmill photograph from 'Remembering Rain', 2005

This is a colour photograph showing farmer Peter Douglas looking up to a man standing on top of a windmill on the drought-stricken Douglas property in Queensland's Barcoo Shire.

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In Surge Chamber No 1, Mangahao Dam, 1923

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the bottom of the surge chamber, as viewed from the end of Tunnel No 2, and showing the head of the pipeline of the Mangahao Hydro-electric scheme in 1923. Mr and Mrs W H Walker of Levin, a town on the North Island of New Zealand, are standing in the chamber. The photograph was ...

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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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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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About wind energy

This resource is a web page containing information about using wind energy to generate electricity. It gives a brief description, with an annotated diagram, of how a wind turbine is used to generate electricity, and provides information about wind energy production and use in Australia. There is a link to a printable PDF ...

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Earth and space: student guide

This is a student guide about Earth's resources and the night sky and space that contains information and hands-on inquiry activities. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers Earth and space science and Physical sciences physics content descriptions in year 7 of the science curriculum. The resource ...

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Earth and space: student digital activities

This is a set of student digital activities about Earth's resources and the night sky and space that contains a rich array of interactive activities, film clips and notebook questions to assist learning. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences physics ...

Teacher resource

Earth and space: teacher guide

This is a teacher guide about Earth's resources and the night sky and space that provides an overview of lessons including worksheets and assessment. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences physics content descriptions in year 7 of the science curriculum. ...

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Wind farm on King Island, Tasmania?

Discover some of the issues surrounding a plan to build Australia's biggest wind farm on King Island, near Tasmania. Listen to this audio clip from 2012 to find out how Victoria may get 'clean energy', and hear some different views on how the wind farm might affect King Island's local community and environment.