Quick summary: Students draw conclusions about different energy futures. Students explore many type of energy that could be used as environmentally friendly alternatives to coal.
Learning goals for this activity include:
- Recognise the role of energy and understand that the methods used for sourcing it are going to have a major influence on our future.
- Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a creative manner to complete activity.
- Communicate effectively in an oral presentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to research and compile information on issues, and to communicate lessons from research through art or literacy activities (extension).
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 Science
- Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)
- Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)
Year 7 English
- Use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources (ACELY1723)
Year 8 Science
- Communicate ideas, findings and solutions to problems using scientific language and representations using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS148)
Year 8 English
- Analyse and evaluate the ways that text structures and language features vary according to the purpose of the text and the ways that referenced sources add authority to a text (ACELY1732)
Year levels: 7 and 8
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 45 mins
Learning areas addressed: Geography, Science
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in class discussion around their imagined energy sources.
Resources required: Art and writing materials, Internet and library access, printed worksheet.
Homework and extension opportunities: This activity has opportunities for extension or homework.
Keywords: Energy, energy futures, conclusion.
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