Hydro Tasmania - Sustainable Energy

Hydro Tasmania - Sustainable Energy

Lesson 5 of 20 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Land Management
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will explore a website and then discuss core principles of sustainable energy production in relation to the operations of Hydro Tasmania. They will consider points of difference between sustainable and non-sustainable practices of companies and individuals and how these practices affect the Earth and its people.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • extend their knowledge of the issue of ‘sustainability’ in energy production and usage
  • develop an increasingly complex core of terminology relating to sustainable energy production.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 7 Science:

  • Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment (ACSSU116)
  • Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)

Year 8 Science:

  • Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)
  • Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE135)

Syllabus outcomesSC4-12ES, SC4-13ES, SC4-11PW.

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – oversee activity and lead discussion.

Resources required

  • Teacher Resource Sheet for the teacher’s use only
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student
  • OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet
  • Device capable of presenting a website to the class

Additional info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with  
Hydro Tasmania.

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.

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