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Teacher guide Activity: design a school energy saving plan

TLF ID M014394

This is a web resource providing guidelines for designing an energy reduction plan for a school. It describes a student activity that involves collecting and reviewing data, identifying energy reduction solutions and sorting these into categories, describing the role of students, teachers and other staff in reducing energy use and identifying any changes in school policy that would encourage energy saving. The resource suggests that students develop an action plan that includes creating communication products to persuade the school community to implement the energy reduction plan.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource may be useful in supporting the Science Understanding strand of the science curriculum for year 6, particularly for the content description that refers to energy from a variety of sources being used to generate electricity. It may also be useful for year 6 Science as a Human Endeavour, particularly for the content description about scientific knowledge being used to inform personal and community decisions. This resource may also be of some use in supporting the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of year 4 geography.
  • This resource supports the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority. It encourages students to develop and implement a plan to reduce school energy use.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Online
  • Text
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