Teacher guide Activity: homework task - energy then and now

TLF ID M014395

This is a web resource about changes in energy use over time that provides a student homework activity and a detailed teacher guide including questions for student discussion. The resource requires students to compare the electrical appliances currently used in their home with those used in the past. The activity encourages students to design a questionnaire for interviewing an older person about the appliances they used when growing up. A student worksheet provides activity instructions and a table listing appliances for recording their results, including alternatives to current technology used in the past.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource would 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 would also be useful for Science as a Human Endeavour for year 6 for the content description about scientific knowledge being used to inform personal and community decisions.
  • This resource supports the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority. It encourages students to compare the use of electrical appliances in the past with current use and to consider how our lifestyle impacts on the environment. It also supports the Literacy and Critical and creative thinking general capabilities.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
  • URL: http://coolaustralia.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://coolaustralia.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
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