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.
- 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
- The student activity focuses on investigating renewable
- 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.
- 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.
- Science Understanding: Chemical sciences; Earth and space
sciences; Physical sciences
- Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of