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Welcome to the ATSE STELR student portal.

Tests & Surveys

Click here to complete the ATSE STELR Project: Pre-test.

Click here to complete the ATSE STELR Project: Renewable Energies Opinion Survey.

Click here to complete the ATSE STELR Project: Discussion Items - Renewable Energies.

Click here to complete the ATSE STELR Project: Questions on a Renewable Energy Resource.

Click here to complete the ATSE STELR Core Program Post-test.

Click here to complete the ATSE STELR Chemistry Program Post-test

Research

Check out our Solar Electricity page to find background information about how photovoltaic cells transform solar energy into electrical energy.

Or try these links to external sites.

The ATSE STELR project has no control over information on external websites. We suggest you carefully assess the quality of the information and the expertise of the organisations providing the information.

Global Warming:

http://www.cmar.csiro.au/e-print/open/holper_2001b.html
This information sheet provides an excellent overview of global warming, the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, etc. It provides data and graphs that show the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and likely consequences.

http://www.science.org.au/nova/016/016key.htm
This is part of the website of the Australian Academy of Science. It provides an excellent overview of global warming.

http://www.csiro.au/multimedia/Climate-Adaptation-Video.html
This is an approximately 4 minute video produced by the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship. It is an excellent documentary about how we can adapt to climate change in Australia.

http://www.csiro.au/org/ClimateAdaptationFlagship.html 
This describes the work of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship, and provides links to many excellent resources.

http://www.csiro.au/science/Climate-Change.html
This is the starting page to the CSIRO resource on this issue. It contains an excellent video about how climate change is threatening the Southern Ocean. (The video lasts almost 8 minutes) It also provides links to further information and other resources.

http://www.csiro.au/science/Managing-Species-Ecosystems.html
This is an interesting outline of the likely impact of climate change on Australia’s ecosystems, with further worthwhile links provided.

http://www.csiro.au/science/SustainableCitiesAndCoasts.html
This is an overview of the likely impact of climate change on urban and coastal communities, and the research CSIRO is undertaking to help the communities solve these challenges.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1549.html
This is an exceptional image of the Earth from NASA, showing snow cover in November 2009. The text accompanying the image is very informative.

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/
This is a fascinating site that provides recent data on the surface temperatures across the world collected by NASA over the past few years. It includes very useful graphs and animations.

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science/global-warming-faq.html
This website of the Union of Concerned Scientists from the US provides answers to some frequently asked questions on the science of global warming.

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/publications/#renewable
This is part of the website of the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change. It shows many valuable resources that are available.

Renewable Energy

http://www.howstuffworks.com
This website can be used to find out a range of very useful information on different energy resources, including how they work.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/energy/renewable.asp
This UK interactive website provides a range of useful information on how electricity is generated in different ways, including coal-fired and gas-fired power stations, and different renewable energy resources.

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=renewable_home-basics
This US website provides a range of useful information on renewable energy.

http://www.ata.org.au/wp-content/renew/101_solar_panel_buyers_guide.pdf
This is an independent overview of the three main types of photovoltaic cells, their construction, how they work and their performance in Australia.

http://tasmanenergy.com.au/using_panels.htm
This energy company’s site contains a lot of very useful information about solar cells and wind turbines.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/photovoltaics.html
This is part of the website of the US Department of Energy. It provides a range of useful information on solar panels.

http://www.energymatters.com.au
This is a large energy company that provides a lot of very useful information about renewable energy options in the various parts of its website.

http://www.fortiswindenergy.com/faq
This is part of a website operated by a British supply company. It gives answers to frequently asked questions about wind turbines, for the general public.

http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA10663.pdf
This is a very helpful article about geothermal power stations in Australia.