Activity details: Students are introduced to potential solutions to our energy issues. They evaluate suggested technological options and formulate an independent opinion.
Key lessons and understandings of activity:
Evaluating the most commonly presented solution for our energy needs while reducing the impact on our environment.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 Science:
- Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE083)
Year 5 English:
- Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others (ACELT1609)
Year 6 Science:
- Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100)
Year 6 English:
- Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713)
Year levels: 5 and 6
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Duration of activity: 45+ mins – this activity may be extended over several lessons.
Learning areas addressed: English, Science, Design and Technologies.
Teacher input: Lead the class in presentations and discussion around renewable energy.
Resources needed: Internet and library access, art and writing materials.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity includes opportunities for extension.
Keywords: Energy, solutions, conservation, evaluation.
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