Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Critically examine the differences between the types of electrical energy generation and why it matters

A hands on workshop relevant to modern living.

Students investigate electrical energy production from renewable and non-renewable resources.

The activities cover a range of topics including wind farms, hydrogen fuel cells, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, how to reduce energy consumption in the home and the difference between ozone depletion and the enhanced greenhouse effect.

Students will develop a better understanding of the different sources of energy and gain insight into current research being undertaken into energy production. This performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116)

Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems (ACSSU155)
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)
Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE161)

Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE192)

Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE136)

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NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations SC4-11PW

explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management SC4-13ES

explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems SC5-11PW

PW3

Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity.

Students outline recent examples where scientific or technological developments have involved specialist teams from different branches of science, engineering and technology, e.g. low-emissions electricity generation and reduction in atmospheric pollution.

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School Testimonials

Manly Council Environment Day

Dynamic and interactive for the students. Interesting, diverse and innovative props. Very comprehensive and well adapted explanations. I thought it was excellent... very beneficial to the students curriculum.

Northern Beaches Christian School

Awesome - loved the presentation. Plenty of activities for the amount of students. Loved the practical element and being able to apply the theory. Kids thought it was cool!

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations

Hand generators

Create a buzz with different dynamos

Hydrogen
fuel cells

Split water, join water, split water, join water

Hydropower

Harness the kinetic energy of moving water.

Lights & lux meters

Which light wastes more electrical energy?

Measure that motor!

How much greenhouse gas is produced by cars?

Ozone depletion

Make a phosphorescent screen glow with UV light

Radiometer

Energy in the palm of your hand. How does it work?

Shower time

Are all shower roses the same?

Storing Energy

Can you guess which car will win the race?

Solar Power

Convert light energy into kinetic energy with these solar toys.

The greenhouse effect

Do we really need it? Is it getting hot in here?

Wind turbine

Windy days can blow you away!

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 30 students per class

Access to 3 electrical power sockets and 12 tables. Chairs are not required.

Duration 30 – 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $480 for a 90-minute workshop.

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day.

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.

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