## Activity Introduction

**Quick summary:** Students collect data about household energy consumption. They analyse their data and think of energy saving strategies then present them to the class.

**Learning goals for this activity include:**

- Collect data about household energy consumption
- Demonstrate ability to work independently to read and follow instructions.
- Perform mathematical calculations to complete activity.
- Communicate effectively in fair and considered class-wide discussion on issues.
- Demonstrate ability to support personal opinion on issues with independent research (extension).

### Australian Curriculum Mapping

**Content descriptions:**

**Year 7 Science**

- Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS130)

**Year 7 Mathematics**

- Investigate techniques for collecting data, including census, sampling and observation (ACMSP284)
- Explore the practicalities and implications of obtaining data through sampling using a variety of investigative processes (ACSMP206)

**Year 8 Science**

- Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions(ACSIS145)

**Year 8 Mathematics**

- Investigate techniques for collecting data, including census, sampling and observation (ACMSP284)

**Syllabus Outcomes**: SC4-7WS.

**Topic:** Energy

**Year levels:** 7 and 8

**Indoor or outdoor activity:** Indoor

**Time required:** N/A – This activity should be set as homework or set over the period of one whole day.

**Learning areas addressed:** Mathematics, Geography, Science.

**Level of teacher scaffolding:** Provide students with a typical price for electricity. Assist students in analysing their energy usage. Engage students in a discussion around the conclusions they might draw from analyzing their data.

**Resources required:** Student Worksheet, writing materials.

**Homework and extension opportunities:** This activity should be set as homework or set over the period of one whole day.

**Keywords: **Energy, consumption, reduction, presentation.

*Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.*