Renewable Energy Curriculum Links

Science Understanding

Year 8
Physical Sciences:

Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems (ACSSU155)

Revision concepts:
Year 7
Earth and Space Sciences:
Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water that cycles through the environment, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)

Year 6
Physical Sciences:
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097)

Science as a Human Endeavour

Scientific knowledge has changed peoples’ understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE134)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE136)

Science Inquiry Skills

Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS139)

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS140)

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS141)

Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS144)

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS145)

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS146)

Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims based on evidence (ACSIS234)

Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS148)