Quick summary: Students conduct research to compare energy sources being used now or with future potential. After presenting their findings to the class, they draw together their key points that will dictate the future of energy.
Learning goals for this activity include:
- Understand basic ideas about forms of energy (both renewable and non-renewable) and their relationship to our environment, including ways to limit the impact of energy use on our environment.
- Communicate effectively in fair and considered class-wide discussion on issues.
- Demonstrate the ability to read, evaluate and interpret information about the issues.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 Science
- Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS174)
- Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS164)
Year 9 English
- Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts (ACELY1742)
Year 10 Science
- Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (ACSIS208)
- Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically (ACSIS198)
Year 10 English
- Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences (ACELY1752)
- Use comprehension strategies to compare and contrast information within and between texts, identifying and analysing embedded perspectives, and evaluating supporting evidence (ACELY1754)
Year levels: 9 and 10
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 90 + mins
Learning areas addressed: English, Geography, Science, Sustainability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in class discussion around energy in Australia.
Resources required: Internet access, materials for presentations.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.