Cool Research Questions About Energy

Cool Research Questions About Energy

Lesson 1 of 15 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • English
  • Learning through literature
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students identify questions of interest and find ways of obtaining information about energy. They present the information they have gathered into a paragraph and illustrate it or incorporate a photo.

Learning Goals:

  • We need sources of energy such as electricity, petrol and gas. However, sometimes we waste energy.
  • Using keywords in search engines will help find the information we seek online.

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Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 3 English:

  • 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)
  • Plan and deliver short presentations, providing some key details in logical sequence (ACELY1677)

Year 3 Science:

  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)

Year 4 English:

  • Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts (ACELY1692)
  • Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences (ACELY1689)

Year 4 Science:

  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)

Syllabus outcomes: EN2-4A, EN2-6BST2-4WS.

Resources required

  • Internet access
  • Materials or computers to make a report.

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