Quick summary: Students will learn about Hydro Tasmania’s sustainable creation of energy from wind and water and create artworks exploring wind. Note: It is preferable that students provide their own art-making materials for this task. As such, the homework task must be completed PRIOR to the art-making lesson.
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 respond to stimulus material.
- Students understand the importance and value of sustainable energy methods.
- Students engage in art-making to demonstrate their understanding.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 3 & 4 Visual Arts
- Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representations (ACAVAM110).
- Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111).
Syllabus outcomes: VAS2.1, VAS2.4
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity.
- Prepare a range of art-making materials to supplement students’ found materials (e.g. adhesive tape, glue, paper fasteners).
- Prepare a few images of sample wind sculptures (internet image search keywords) to show students on printed sheets or displayed using a projector, smartboard or individual devices.
- Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet).
- Internet access (optional).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework and extension. Note: It is preferable that students provide their own art-making materials for this task. As such, the homework task must be completed PRIOR to the art-making lesson.
Keywords: Energy, hydropower, art-making, wind, Hydro Tasmania.
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