Quick summary: Students will learn about Hydro Tasmania’s history and transform an information text into an online timeline.
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 will develop knowledge and understanding in the areas of sustainability and energy production.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 5 Science
- Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081).
Year 6 Science
- Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097).
- Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE100).
Syllabus Outcomes: ST3-8ES, ST3-7PW, ST3-6PW.
Topic: Hydro Tasmania, Energy.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity, assist with defining difficult words.
Resources required: A powerful century – Information sheet, Internet access, Student Worksheet (one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet).
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework and extension.
Keywords: Energy, hydropower, timeline, Hydro Tasmania.
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