What is clean energy and how clean is it? Students will explore different clean energy production methods, the environmental impacts of these methods, and new innovations that are working towards a cleaner, greener future.
- explore the process of making electrical energy and what innovations are happening in the clean energy sector.
- describe how clean energy is created and the environmental impacts of this process
- identify scientific growth and discoveries in the clean energy sector
Lesson guides and printables
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
- ethical understanding
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: Year 6 Science
- explain how electrical energy can be transformed into movement, sound or light in a product or system AC9TDE6K02
- investigate the physical conditions of a habitat and analyse how the growth and survival of living things is affected by changing physical conditions. AC9S6U01
Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards:
Students can explain how changes in physical conditions affect living things. For the prescribed technology contexts, they explain how the features of technologies impact on design decisions, and they create designed solutions.
Syllabus outcomes: ST1-4LW-S
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN SDG 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Target 7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
This unit of lessons, along with the other units in the Skills and Jobs For a Transitioned Economy package, aim to teach students how to be climate solution entrepreneurs. These lessons will equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge of jobs and career pathways that will be able to sustain our economy once it has transitioned away from fossil fuels. Cool.org thanks our philanthropic partners, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Boundless Earth, for their generous contributions in helping us to create these resources.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – present information, facilitate research.
Related Professional Learning
Quick summary: In this course, you will find out how STEM can be used to solve real-world problems, including those relating to sustainable development.