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Year 6 Science Lesson

Year Level(s) Years 3-6
Subject Area(s) Science General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment Liquid Fuels
Publish Date 3rd May 2011

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“Decision making in use of resources”

Australia’s fuel challenge heightens the urgency to develop new fuel sources, but in doing so there are priorities of health, safety and the environment to be considered. In this lesson, you will tackle some of the big questions relating to the decisions surrounding oil shale as a fuel source.

In this lesson, students will:

  • Consider the importance of the development of new fuel supplies for Australia’s energy future.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of oil shale as a fuel source.
  • Consider issues of health, safety and the environment surrounding the mining of oil shale.

This lesson has been designed to align with the science Australian Curriculum year 6.

Decision making in use of resources - Year 6

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