Introduction Units of work involving our environment enable your students to immediately apply their learning in the real world giving them greater motivation and opportunities to excel.  Curriculum materials are designed to meet a wide range of educational needs throughout Australia including: 1.    Australian Curriculum2.    Other State... Read more »

Prior Learning

Prior learning activities enable students to value what they already know about a topic. While they establish what students already know, they also help the teacher to identify some of their misconceptions. Prior learning activities can be used as the start of the assessment process.

  1. Why do we need energy?
    Why do we need energy?

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Flipped classroom – Why aren’t we using solar power?
    Flipped classroom – Why aren’t we using solar power?
  2. Comparing our futures
    Comparing our futures

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. NAPLAN-style language practice paper – Year 9
    NAPLAN-style language practice paper – Year 9
  2. Switch to Save – School Energy Audit – Year 9 & 10
    Switch to Save – School Energy Audit – Year 9 & 10
  3. Planning an Environmental Impact Study
    Planning an Environmental Impact Study
  4. Dramatic Assets
    Dramatic Assets
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  9. Working with energy data
    Working with energy data
  10. Hydroelectricity 101 – How the system works
    Hydroelectricity 101 – How the system works
  11. NAPLAN-style reading test practice paper – Year 9
    NAPLAN-style reading test practice paper – Year 9
  12. NAPLAN-style reading test practice paper – Year 9
    NAPLAN-style reading test practice paper – Year 9
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  17. My first car
    My first car
  18. My cool research questions about energy
    My cool research questions about energy
  19. Pieces of the energy pie
    Pieces of the energy pie
  20. Undertake an Energy Audit
    Undertake an Energy Audit

Drawing Conclusions

Students are provided with activities that help them further develop their ideas and opinions. T hey describe issues from different perspectives. They identify, examine and justify different points of view.

  1. Future solutions
    Future solutions

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. My Energy Future – Look through The Arts
    My Energy Future – Look through The Arts
  2. From Audit to Solution
    From Audit to Solution

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Peer Assessment Rubric – Presentation
    Peer Assessment Rubric – Presentation
  2. Sample Rubric
    Sample Rubric