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Weather

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: engineering, geography, technology

Learn how monitoring the weather plays a crucial part in the movement of water around the Scheme. 

Travel to the Guthega Meteorological Station in winter with Kirsten and Hydrographic Program Improvement Lead, Mic. 

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Going underground

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics:
engineering, design, energy

Learn more about the reasons for tunnel boring and going underground as Kirsten and Cameron showcase the power station.

Go 366 metres underground in Tumut 1 Power Station with Kirsten and Manager Plant Engineering, Cameron.

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Cloud seeding

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: water, electricity, geography

Travel to one of Australia’s highest towns, Cabramurra in this video.

Kirsten takes a walk in the snow with  Senior Climate Scientist, Johanna to learn more about cloud seeding. Johanna shows Kirsten around the Cabramurra cloud seeding remote testing facility during winter when cloud seeding is undertaken.

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Pumped-hydro

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: energy, engineering, physics

Find out what our largest power station, Tumut 3 and our Snowy 2.0 project have in common.

Join Kirsten and learn about the pumped-hydro capabilities of Tumut 3 Power Station with Manager Planning & Scheduling, Joey and Manager Access & Assurance, Aaron.

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Women in STEM

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: engineering, technology, environment

At Snowy Hydro people are our greatest assets. 

Kirsten speaks with five of Snowy Hydro’s inspiring women working in STEM. Learn more about their role at Snowy and gain valuable insights into their motivations and inspirations. 

The video features:

  • Senior Environmental Adviser, Alex
  • Electrical Cadet, Laura
  • Senior Climate Scientist, Johanna
  • Engineering Cadet, Meg 
  • Electrical Apprentice, Sallie

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Overview

Learning area: science
Topics:
geography, engineering, energy

Water is integral to Snowy Hydro’s operations.

Visit the Snowy Scheme’s largest and central storage reservoir, Lake Eucumbene with Kirsten and Manager Water Modelling, Jeremy. Find out why this body of water is important to the Scheme’s operations and learn all things water at Snowy. 

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Dams and reservoirs

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics:
engineering, design, energy

Is it a dam or is it a reservoir?

In this video Kirsten chats with, Ryan, Manager Plant Engineering  about water storage. Learn the difference between dams and reservoirs with Kirsten and Ryan at the Khancoban dam wall. 

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Gravity

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: engineering, energy, physics

Learn about the power of gravity and the role this natural force plays in the generation of hydro-electrcity.

Follow Kirsten and Mechanical Plant Engineer, Joe to the depth of Murray 1 Power Station as they dive into discussing gravity.

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Snowy Scheme overview

Overview

Learning areas: science
Topics:
energy, engineering, design

Start your Snowy journey and learn about the Snowy Scheme in this video. Follow Kirsten as she provides a comprehensive overview of the Scheme. 

It is recommended to view this video first to gain an overall insight into the Scheme operations before launching into the rest of the Kirsten Banks learning modules.

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You need energy to make energy

Overview

Learning area: science
Topics: electricity, engineering, physics

Join the team as they tour Tumut 3 Power Station to discuss why you need energy to make energy! 

Get excited about energy generation with Kirsten as she chats with Engineering Cadet, Meg and Manager Access & Assurance, Aaron to learn more.

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Science of the Snowy Scheme with Kirsten Banks

Kirsten Banks is a Wiradjuri astrophysicist, science communicator, Snowy 2.0 tunnel boring machine (TBM) namesake and is a brilliant inspiration to the next generation in STEM.

Students can explore the science of the Snowy Scheme through this 10-part video series hosted by Kirsten Banks and complete curriculum-aligned activity sheets for each of the listed subject areas.

To get started, click on the topic you wish to explore in the map below.

It is recommended that you begin with the ‘Snowy Scheme’ module which provides foundational learning for the remainder of the subject areas.

Snowy Scheme Y ou need ene r g y t o ma k e ene r g y W e a the r G r a vit y Cloud seeding Dam i n f r astructu r e W a t e r S TEM ca r eers Pumped- h y d r o Going underground
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Year 9 Maths program

Overview

Learning area: Maths
Topics: design, energy, electricity and technologies

The Snowy Hydro Year 9 Maths program aims to showcase the applications of maths using real-life everyday practical examples linking the workplace at Snowy Hydro to a deeper understanding of maths. Through a series of targeted videos and accompanying activities all aligned to curriculum, students will discover that maths is all around us. This program encourages the continuation of maths studies into students senior years, while also meeting the learning needs of curriculum in Stage 5.

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