Australia's Mineral Resources

Australia's Mineral Resources
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource is a Flash-based interactive that allows students to explore Australia's mineral wealth by tracing the origins and distribution of the country's extensive mineral resources.

The interactive examines the exploration process and explores different mining methods and the processing of ores. Environmental issues relating to the management and rehabilitation of mine sites and the range of uses for minerals in everyday life are also investigated.

Students will find the high-quality imagery and interactive activities engaging. Teacher guidelines, downloadable fact sheets and student worksheets are available to assist teachers in the use of this resource.

Additional Information

This Flash-based interactive will not work on the Apple iPad.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS132
  • Year 7 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS130
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water that cycles through... > ACSSU116
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of... > ACSHE223
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology... > ACSHE120
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS234
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by... > ACSSU153
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE136
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology... > ACSHE135