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Coal Fired Energy Plant Interactive

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science SOSE General Science
Topic(s) Coal & Low Emission Technology Energy Environment Mining

In this interactive diagram, students learn how a power station works. Students build the coal fired energy plant by dragging images into the correct position and in the correct order, then select captions to match.

Educational value statement

  • Shows the main components and processes in a coal-fired power station
  • Includes explanations of the functions of each component
  • Provides some basic feedback to students.

Key learning objectives

  • Students explain how energy from coal can be used to generate electricity
  • Students recognise that energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems.

Science Understanding: Physical sciences.

Australian Curriculum content statements
Science: ACSSU219; ACSSU155

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