Powering Our World - Understanding Energy

Powering Our World - Understanding Energy

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • ...

This unit focuses on energy and includes a range of activities that explore the topic from different angles. Students will learn about energy use, efficiency, and renewable energy technologies. They will also investigate the environmental impact of energy production and explore ways to reduce energy usage. The unit includes hands-on activities, research tasks, and creative writing exercises. Students will work in groups and individually to complete a range of tasks, including audits, data analysis, and evaluation of renewable energy technologies. The unit culminates in a project where students develop a class or school program to reduce energy usage and reflect on their role in creating and executing the project.

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Explicit instruction on the topic, increasing in complexity and breadth of knowledge.

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Evaluating Energy Saving Technology

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Earth and Space
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Lesson
  • ...

How Much Electricity Did You Use Today?

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Lesson
  • ...

Investigation into How We Create and Use Energy - Research Project

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Earth and Space
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Lesson
  • ...

Homework Task - Energy Then and Now

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Lesson
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You're hired as a wildlife protection expert!

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Earth and Space
  • Environmental
  • Conservation
  • Social
  • Social Action
  • Lesson
  • ...

Hydro Tasmania - A powerful century

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Citizen Science
  • Energy
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Lesson
  • ...

Hydro Tasmania - Pin the power on the map

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Lesson
  • ...

Hydro Tasmania - A power trip

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking

Take action

Contextualising knowledge and inspiring students through real-world examples. These lessons feature stories of inspirational people and organisations making a difference to help bring the learning to life.

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Design a School Energy Saving Plan

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Earth and Space
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
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