This is a teaching unit, designed for Year 10, aimed at engaging students in investigations about low emission energy sources. A unit outline, teacher guidelines, student activity and an assessment task are provided.
Educational value statement
- The materials have been developed by the Queensland Resources Council for Queensland schools, and emphasise situations in that state.
- The teacher guidelines and unit outline contain detailed advice on a sequence of 14 lessons, which includes assessment.
- The student activity focuses on investigating renewable energy
- The assessment task asks students to develop a presentation to parliament on a particular low-emission technology and includes a rubric.
- Can be downloaded as a series of PDF or MSWord files.
Key learning objectives
- Students compare renewable and non-renewable energy sources that produce low emissions.
- Students explain how science and technology can contribute to the problem of carbon dioxide emissions
- Students assess the advantages and disadvantages of low emission energy technologies
- Students use models to describe how energy is transferred and transformed within a power generating system.
- Science Understanding: Chemical sciences; Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
- Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science.
Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU116; ACSSU190; ACSHE120