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Obtaining and using metals

This online resource details the chemistry involved in the extraction of metal from ore.

The resource is a set of web pages concerning the chemical reactions and processes commonly used in the mining industry.

The reaction types covered include oxidation and reduction reactions as well as electrolysis for extracting more reactive metals.

The web page also has an interactive multiple choice test to check learning.

These tests give instant feedback and comments if students choose an incorrect answer.

Australia: A Time Traveller's Guide

This online resource documents the natural history of Australia.

The resource is an amazing interactive video experience which comprehensively documents the natural history of Australia over the past 4.6 billion years.

It brings the geological history and fossil records to life in brilliant colour and interactivity.

The full video series to accompany this website is also available for online viewing.

Content relevant to Unit 1: Development of the Biosphere

W.A.S.P. Year 9 Earth and Space Science

This online resource supports the teaching of Year 9 Earth and space science.

The resource is a teaching package that provides a range of hands-on student activities and teacher support materials to help with the teaching of the Year 9 Earth and Physical Sciences components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into four topics:

W.A.S.P. Year 8 – Rocks and minerals

This online resource supports Year 8 Earth and chemical sciences.

The teaching package provides hands-on activities with teacher support materials to support the Year 8 Earth and Chemical Sciences components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into three topics:

  1. Why Study Rocks?
  2. Rock Cycle
  3. Identifying Common Rock Types
  4. Rocks and Minerals as Resources
  5. Aboriginal Perspective

W.A.S.P. Year 7 – Oil and water

This online teaching package provides hands-on activities, with teacher support materials, to support the Year 7 Earth and Space Science and Chemical Sciences components of the Australian Curriculum.

The activities are organised into three topics:

  1. Renewable and non-renewable resources
  2. Water As A Renewable Resource
  3. Oil and Gas As Non-renewable Resources

The great barrier grief

This online resource looks at the environmental concerns facing the Great Barrier Reef.

The resource is an old ABC News web page with information on the risks to the Great Barrier Reef due to plans to develop major ports along the Queensland coastline.

Students can gather information from the included infographics to explore the water quality, marine life and health of the reef as it was when the information was recorded.

Students could also use this information to compare the changes in this situation between then and now.

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