How the World Works
Week #1-6, Term 3, 2016
Central Idea: Energy exists in different forms and is used in many ways
Lines of Inquiry:
- What is energy? (forms of energy)
- The production and transfer of energy
- Why we need energy
Function-How does it work?
Form- What is it like?
Change- How has it changed?
The six sources of energy
The 6 sources of energy from this video clip:
- Mechanical Energy
- Chemical Energy
- Radiant Energy
- Electrical Energy
- Nuclear Energy
- Thermal Energy
Sites for students to explore:
Introduction to energy: Tiki, the Penguin’s Guide to Energy – Introduction to energy
Learn about different types of energy: solar, wind, hydro, biomass
Links to energy sites: Tiki the Penguin’s Guide to Energy
Curriculum Materials – CoolAustralia.org
Originenergy.com.au – teacher resources – good for students. (Topics) How hungry are your appliances? Black or white, Carbon dioxide in the environment, Energy detectives, Energy investigations, Heat on the move
Originenergy.com.au – students – (Topics) Be energy smart, Energy and the environment, Energy from the sun, Sources of energy, What is energy?, Wind energy.
Taking action with Enviro Week – Sept 11-17th, 2016
Energy and kids – Energy principles, Energy history, Science and energy, Save energy, Classroom activities, Uses of energy, Energy facts.
Worldometers – find out how much C02 has been emitted (produced) this year