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Renewable sources of energy investigation worksheet

Year Level(s) Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Geography Science SOSE General Science Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Energy Environment Renewable Energy Geothermal Hydro Solar Wind

This is a worksheet consisting of a blank data table designed for students to record information resulting from their research into renewable energy resources. It specifies the types of energy resources to be investigated and suggests topics for research focus.

Educational value statement

  • Can be used across many year levels
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students summarise data on alternative energy from secondary sources
  • Students describe how energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity.
  • Students explain what is meant by the term ‘renewable’ in relation to the Earth’s resources.


  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
  • Science Inquiry Skills: Processing and analysing data and information
  • (Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment).

Australian Curriculum content statements

Science: ACSIS130 (7); ACSSU116 (7)

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