Teacher guide Sustainable energy resources

TLF ID M013718

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about energy sources that people use to meet their daily needs. It includes sections on: the energy sources used at home and in communities; the emission of greenhouse gases; the greenhouse effect; energy sources that can be used to produce electricity and power; two renewable energy technologies - solar and wind; and ways greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through sustainable practices and the adoption of cleaner energy technologies. This resource also includes two hands-on activities and links to digital learning objects, images and additional information.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the exploration of energy sources in investigations in the year 6 science curriculum. It may also be of use for literacy and reading comprehension work in the year 6 English curriculum. It is particularly relevant to the content description about the generation of electricity from a variety of sources in the context of the physical sciences. The series of digital learning objects and hands-on activities are particularly useful to improve understandings about solar and wind power.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 6 in science. It helps them describe how energy can be transformed from one form to another to generate electricity and to design investigations into simple cause-and-effect relationships.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 6 in English. It helps them compare and analyse information in different texts, and to select and use evidence from a text to explain their response to it.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the sixth and eighth organising ideas that the sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future, and that designing action for sustainability requires an evaluation of past practices, the assessment of scientific and technological developments, and balanced judgements based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts.
  • The resource is of use in relation to the intercultural understanding general capability. There are images and activities to diverse places, peoples, cultures and environments. These assist students appreciate and interpret different perspectives and to challenge stereotypical or prejudiced representations of social groups.
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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