Quick summary: Students will complete a reading task to learn how Hydro Tasmania utilise Nature’s water cycle in their energy production process.
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.
Learning goals: This lesson is designed to provide valuable practice for NAPLAN* – the national literacy tests held in Years 3 and 5 of Primary school. It features reading and visual texts with comprehension and language questions that require students to find facts, interpret meaning and apply text-processing strategies.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.2.
Year 3 English
- Recognise high-frequency sight words (ACELA1486)
- Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies (for example, monitoring, predicting, confirming, re-reading, reading on and self-correcting) (ACELY1679)
- Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680)
Syllabus outcomes: EN2-4A.
Topic: NAPLAN Preparation, Hydro Tasmania, Energy.
Time required: 60 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student or a written or emailed link to the online Student Worksheet version, Internet access (optional).
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework and extension.
Keywords: NAPLAN Preparation, water, renewable energy.
* This lesson plan is not an officially endorsed publication of NAPLAN’s creators and administrators – the ACARA body – but is designed to provide practice for the Australian Curriculum’s compulsory NAPLAN testing scheme.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.