IPCC - Who doesn't want us to switch to renewables?

IPCC - Who doesn't want us to switch to renewables?

Lesson 10 of 15 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 3 - 4
  • English
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students read between the lines of statements made by industry experts to discover why a very viable move towards renewable energy sources has seen a slow uptake in Australia. 

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand why there are advocates for many different approaches to our carbon emissions challenge.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • explain the benefits and drawbacks of carbon capture and storage technologies
  • explain the persuasive logic different parties use when advocating for or against carbon capture and storage technologies.

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Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Syllabus OutcomesEN3-3A, EN4-2A.

General capabilities: LiteracyCritical and Creative Thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work IPCC Climate Change Solutions.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – Discuss the IPCC report with students, lead students through a complex discussion and support them in independent work.

Resources required

  • A device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Presentation Slides (optional)
  • Student writing materials
  • Whiteboard

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical understanding

Additional info

Cool would like to thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for generously supporting the development of these lessons.

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