Quick summary: Students engage in a debate about our best energy future. They prepare and present posters about different futures based on their knowledge of current energy sources. They discuss the futures and either vote on what individuals see as the best future or bring all the best aspects together to form a class consensus.
- Students develop knowledge about a range of energy sources in Australia.
- Students apply their knowledge and skills to answer a series of comprehension questions about key facts around energy.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 Science
- Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)
Year 6 Science
- Communicate ideas, explanations and processes in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts(ACSIS110)
- Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Year levels: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 60+ mins, this activity may need more than one lesson
Level of teacher scaffolding: Assist students with research and with design of posters.
Resources required: Internet access and arts materials.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity can be extended over several lessons.
Keywords: Energy, future thinking, conservation.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.