Energy chains: make electricity

TLF ID L2354

Build up to six energy chains that make electricity. Select from different energy sources and choose energy converters to match. Examine the type of energy change that happens in each converter. Arrange the converters into the correct chain so that the energy can be delivered as electricity. For example, construct a chain that extracts energy from uranium and converts it to electricity for running traffic lights. This learning object is the second in a series of five objects that progressively increase in complexity.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students describe the energy conversions associated with some energy converters.
  • Students arrange energy sources and converters into a logical chain to deliver electrical energy.
Educational value
  • Describes the function of energy converters in a variety of systems for generating electricity.
  • Requires students to place energy converters into logical sequences so that the energy of different sources is transformed into electrical energy.
  • Asks students to review the energy chain constructed.
  • Includes options to save and print the energy chains constructed.
Year level

6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Physical sciences
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
Strand
  • Science/Physical sciences
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science understanding
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Data manipulation and interpretation

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2795 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
    • URL: http://www.anu.edu.au/
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 06 Nov 2015
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Technical implementer
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-24
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
    Browsers
    • any - minimum version: Microsoft Edge (Windows); Default Android Browser
    • Google Chrome - minimum version: 35+ (Windows, macOS, Android)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Platform requirements
    • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbit/s connection due to the use of rich media content.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.