Teacher guide Activity: evaluating energy saving technology

TLF ID M014396

This is a web resource that provides a student activity involving evaluating technologies that can reduce the use of non-renewable energy resources, accompanied by a teacher guide. The activity requires students to research and evaluate a particular technology such as solar panels or wind turbines and produce a diagram showing how the technology works. The resource includes a student worksheet that provides evaluation criteria, a list of energy saving technologies and a table for students to complete with information about the technology, and their references.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource would be useful in supporting the Science Understanding strand of the science curriculum for years 6 and 7, particularly for the content descriptions that refer to energy from a variety of sources being used to generate electricity; and some of Earth's resources being renewable, while others are non-renewable. It would also be useful for Science as a Human Endeavour for years 6 and 7 for the content descriptions about scientific knowledge being used to inform personal and community decisions; and science and technology contributing to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues.
  • This resource supports the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority. It encourages students to research and evaluate technologies that can reduce the use of non-renewable resources for energy production.
Year level

6; 7

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: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
  • URL: http://coolaustralia.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Cool Australia
  • Organization: Cool Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://coolaustralia.org/
  • 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
  • Online
  • Text
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