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Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Look around a park, backyard or kitchen. Identify what powers things such as a car, wind chimes, solar water heater, barbecue or torch. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students link forms of energy to common machines or energy uses.
  • Students explore different forms of energy available in a residential and park environment.
Educational value
  • Introduces the concepts of energy sources and energy consumers.
  • Enables matching of energy consumers with appropriate energy sources.
  • Supports repeated use through random generation of machines and devices.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
    • Science/Electricity
    • Science/Energy sources
    • Science/Machines - simple
    • Science/Power
    • Science/Sun
    • Science/Simple machines
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Multiple choice questions
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Sydney NSW Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Colin Web
    • Organisation: University of Western Sydney
    • Address: Penrith NSW Australia
    • URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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