Activity Introduction

Quick summary: Students produce a poster focusing on a single energy tip.

Key lessons and understandings of activity:

  • Students are able to communicate to others some of the ways to save energy.

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 1 Science

  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS027)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022) 

Year 1 English

  • Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)

Year 2 Science

  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS040)
  • Earth’s resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035) 

Year 2 English

  • Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)

Syllabus OutcomesST1-11LW, ST1-9ES, ST1-4WSEN1-2A

Topic: Energy

Year levels: 1 and 2

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: 35 mins

Learning areas addressed: English, Geography, Science, Design and Technology.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist students with selecting a tip.

Resources required: Printed activity sheets. 

Keywords: Energy, tips, saving, poster.

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation

Students are to select one energy saving tip and create a poster showing people how they can help save energy. 

They also have some information about each of the tips. Students may need assistance in reading these tips.

When the posters are completed, ask students to take turns to present their work. Display the posters in a prominent position in the school.

List of actions - Energy saving tips

1. Tap - use cold water instead of hot when you can. Warm water needs to be heated and heating the water uses energy.

2. TV - turn off the TV, computer or any other electrical appliance when you’re not using them.

3. Window - use the light from the sun to light up your room instead of turning on the light.

4. Standby - that little light that stays on after you’ve turned off your TV or computer is called standby. It means that your TV or computer can be switched on again very quickly.

5. Energy efficient light bulb - next time you need to change a light bulb put in an

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Student Worksheet

Instructions 

Design an energy saving poster by selecting one of the energy saving tips below. Draw a picture showing how others can help save energy. Give your poster a heading.

List of actions

1. Tap - use cold water instead of hot when you can. Warm water needs to be heated and heating the water uses energy.

2. TV - turn off the TV, computer or any other electrical appliance when you’re not using them.

3. Window - use the light from the sun to light up your room instead of turning on the light.

4. Standby - that little light that stays on after you’ve turned off your TV or computer is called standby. It means that your TV or computer can be switched on again very quickly.

5. Energy efficient light bulb - next time you need to change a light bulb put in an
energy efficient bulb instead. You’ll save lots of energy!

6. Fan - before you switch on the air conditioner, try the fan.

7. Jumper - next time you’re at home and feeling chilly, put on a jumper and some slippers before yo

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