Video Coal Gas

TLF ID M016742

This 12 minute video segment from Catalyst outlines how for decades, scientists have worked to develop technologies that can unlock the energy from coal while reducing the risks of digging it up and burning it. Now entirely new industries are booming as they tap into coal seams either too gassy or too deep to be mined by conventional methods. But at what cost?





Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a key resource for year 9 and 10 science students as it addresses a fundamental issue associated with the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority, Sustainability as well as science understanding and science as a human endeavour. The advantages and disadvantages of two methods of obtaining gas from coal are compared. The technology behind each process is outlined and explained. Even though this video was made in 2009 it remains topical.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Topics Coal Coal gas
Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Video
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.