Yr6 – Science >Energy From A Variety Of Sources Can Be Used To Generate Electricity
23 pages of activities, guidance notes and answers developing thinking skills and decision-making based on scientific information. The skills developed include critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and co-operative learning.
(Australian Curriculum No ACSSU219)
This booklet of thinking activities is designed to accompany experiments investigating electricity. It can be taught alongside the unit Scientific Knowledge Is Used To Inform Personal And Community Decisions About Electricity Use – ACSHE220. The higher-order thinking processes in the booklet are related to organisational, analytical, evaluative or critical thinking. The content covered involves energy transfer and energy transformations, wind, water and solar electricity and how electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels. The activities come with teaching notes and worksheets which can be used to consolidate or assess student understanding. Suggested answers are provided.
The content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum content descriptor ACSSU219.
The teaching activities and guidance notes include:
>Bundling – pre-learning activity
>Cause And Effect – energy
- Sequencing activity
- Critical thinking activity
>Graphic Organiser - energy changes
>Generating Energy – fossil fuels
>Generating Energy – wind and water
>Generating Energy – solar
>Sentence Matrix – unsustainable and sustainable energy
>Critical Thinking About Electricity:
- Venn diagram
- Definite and indefinite conclusions
- Fact and opinion
- Relevant and irrelevant information