Hydro Tasmania - A powerful century

Hydro Tasmania - A powerful century

Lesson 6 of 9 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Citizen Science
  • Energy
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Lesson summary

Students will learn about Hydro Tasmania’s history and transform an information text into an online timeline.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • develop knowledge andunderstanding in the areas of sustainability and energy production.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

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 OutcomesST3-8ES, ST3-7PW, ST3-6PW.

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity, assist with defining difficult words.

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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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