Coal Fired Power Station worksheet

Topic

Coal & Low Emission Technology

Energy

Type of Resource

Worksheet

Year Level

Years 3-6

Years 7-10

Subject

Engineering Technology

Science

SOSE

Sector

Energy & Renewables

Resources for

Students & Teachers

Australian Curriculum Content Statements

Introduction

This is a worksheet containing images and descriptions of the stages in a coal-fired power station. Students cut out the images and descriptions to arrange them in the correct sequence.

Educational value statement

  • Allows students to demonstrate the sequence of stages and energy conversions in a power station.
  • Can be used in conjunction with Oresome Resources’ ‘Coal Fired Energy Plant Interactive’
  • Can be downloaded as a MS Word file.

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
  • Students explain the stages and energy conversions that occur in a coal-fired power station.

Strands

  • Science Understanding: Physical sciences
  • Sciuence as a Human Endeavour: Nature and development of science