Low Emission Energy Technologies - An Introduction (based on year 10 guidelines)

Year Level(s)Years 7-10, Year Levels
Subject Area(s)General Science, Science, SOSE
Topic(s)Renewable Energy, Coal & Low Emission Technology, By Topic, Non-Renewable Energy, Energy, Gas, Geothermal, Hydro, LNG, Solar, Wind
Resource TypeUnit of work

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.

Strands
  • 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

Unit of Work - Unit Planner

File TypePDF
Media TypePDF
File Size0.16MB

Unit of Work - Unit Planner word

File TypeDOC
Media TypeDoc
File Size1.02MB

Unit of Work - Teacher Outline

File TypePDF
Media TypePDF
File Size0.18MB

Unit of Work - Teacher Outline Word

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Media TypeDoc
File Size0.41MB

Unit of Work - Activity

File TypePDF
Media TypePDF
File Size0.13MB

Unit of Work - Activity Word

File TypeDOCX
Media TypeDoc
File Size0.40MB

Unit of Work - Assessment

File TypePDF
Media TypePDF
File Size0.12MB

Unit of Work - Assessment Word

File TypeDOCX
Media TypeDoc
File Size0.40MB

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