Quick summary: Students engage in a whole-class exercise/game that explores the topic of water, then use a stimulus text to create an exercise exploring the topic of water. In ensuing lessons, the class can participate in some of the exercises that are devised.
Hydro Tasmania has been at the forefront of clean energy innovation for one hundred years. It is Australia’s largest producer of clean energy – generating hydro and wind power – and the largest water manager. Hydro Tasmania has 55 major dams, operates 30 hydropower stations and has built some of Australia’s largest wind farms.
Hydro Tasmania also sells energy in the National Electricity Market through its retail business Momentum Energy, and sells its expertise internationally through its consulting business Entura. Visit the Hydro Tasmania website to learn how the business is working towards Australia’s clean energy future.
- Students engage in whole-class exercises and activities.
- Students respond to a stimulus text to devise a practical exercise.
- Students engage in group collaboration.
- Students reflect on their own and others’ participation in logbook entries.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.1, OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 3 & 4 Drama:
- Use voice, body, movement and language to sustain role and relationships and create dramatic action with a sense of time and place (ACADRM032).
- Shape and perform dramatic action using narrative structures and tension in devised and scripted drama, including exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama (ACADRM033).
Syllabus Outcomes: DRAS2.2, DRAS2.3
Topic: Hydro Tasmania, Energy.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – oversee sample game, assist students with creating and testing games, facilitate discussion.
Resources required: Sample Game Worksheet (the Animal Race Cards should be cut up and placed in a hat/bag). Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework and extension.
Keywords: Water, hydropower, game, Hydro Tasmania.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.