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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, 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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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the activities listed below will be covered during the conference.
  • Upon booking, you will receive a PDF outlining the materials that you can have on hand to make the workshop more interactive. It’s not a problem if you can’t source all of the materials, as we’ll have these on hand for the workshop
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

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)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

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


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.

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian Syllabus

  • Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (VCSSU100)
  • Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat, light, chemical energy and potential energy; devices can change energy from one form to another (VCSSU104)
  • Electric circuits can be designed for diverse purposes using different components; the operation of circuits can be explained by the concepts of voltage and current (VCSSU130)
  • Scientific knowledge and understanding of the world changes as new evidence becomes available; science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines and practice of science (VCSSU089)
  • Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (VCSSU090)

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!

Science Show Demonstrations

Hand generators

Create a buzz with different dynamos


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


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

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!

Solar panel electricity generation measurement

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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

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as a video conference anywhere around the world.

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your high school.

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