Text About wind energy

TLF ID M012960

This resource is a web page containing information about using wind energy to generate electricity. It gives a brief description, with an annotated diagram, of how a wind turbine is used to generate electricity, and provides information about wind energy production and use in Australia. There is a link to a printable PDF version of the resource at the bottom of the page. The resource is one of a set of fact sheets about clean energy.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is very useful for the Australian Curriculum content descriptions in year 6 science about using energy from a variety of resources to generate electricity, and in year 7 science about some of the Earth's resources being renewable and others non-renewable. It explains that wind is currently the cheapest renewable energy source available and describes how wind can be used to generate electricity.
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining the elements of the year 6 achievement standard about describing how energy can be transformed from one form to another, and the year 7 achievement standard about the way in which resources are cycled through the Earth's systems and how they can be used sustainably. It describes how wind energy can be transformed into electrical energy.
  • The resource is relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the eighth organising idea about designing actions for sustainability. It outlines current uses of wind energy and the potential savings in carbon dioxide emissions.
Year level

6; 7

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Clean Energy Council
  • Organization: Clean Energy Council
  • URL: http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Clean Energy Council
  • Organization: Clean Energy Council
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
  • Copyright Clean Energy Council. You may use and reproduce the material free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements.