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Living land - resources to support the Science and Technology covered in the COGs unit
developed by the NSW Department of Education and Training
Enery: Future Challenges WebQuest - developed by UniServe Science
Energy: Future Challenges Internet Hunt - developed by UniServe Science

Energy: Future Challenges

Teacher background information

Australian Government's "climate change" web page

Printable brochures

Living Greener - A guide to reducing energy costs and greenhouse gases (Australian Government web page)

General Sites at student level

Energy - from EduGreen, India

Energy Resources - from Andy Darvill's Science Site - information about ways of getting energy so we can generate electrical power

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans
from the Alliance to Save Energy, FREE Hands-on, Multidisciplinary Educator Lesson Plans  (each module can be downloaded as a pdf);
see in particular Elementary Lesson Plans

Energy - Fuel for Thought - from U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Based on an article in Science & Children Magazine, Published by the National Science Teachers Association, May 2002

Origin Energy - Education - resources for teachers and students; from Origin Energy

The Origin of the Wind - a Teacher's Resource, also downloadable as a pdf booklet (62 pages, 1.54 MB) with background information and student activities - from Origin Energy

Forms of Energy - students create an interactive slide show on different forms of energy, from Teacher Created Resources

Power Smart at School - from BC Hydro, British Columbia

Energy Education programs - includes further links to teacher resources;  from Railroad Commission of Texas

Other online resources

Clip Art Library - from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, clip art on an environmental theme, topics include baterries, light bulbs, recycling, free to use for educational purposes and suitable for worksheets

Games and Activities

Switched ON - from Energex.  Information for teachers and students (all ages)

Games and Puzzles - from Energy Quest, California, includes word puzzles, colouring pages and links to energy and science games on other web sites (login required in some cases)

Science Projects and Activities - such as Fuelling the Future and Catching the Sunshine
From US Dept. of Energy

Greenhouse Calculator - from Environment Protection Authority, Victoria
The Australian Greenhouse Calculator is a program that will calculate your yearly greenhouse gas emissions based on the information you provide. The calculator will also compare your greenhouse emissions with that of a 'typical' house and a 'green' house.
Includes teachers' reference section for guidance on classroom activities and how to use the program.

Calculate the Eco-footprint for your Household  and your School - from Environment Protection Authority, Victoria. Class handout available with notes on how to collect data to enter into the calculator (pdf, 86 KB)

EnergyKidz - a fun site for students and teachers with links to further teachers' resources - from Energy Australia

General

Renewable Resources - from Research Institute for Sustainable Energy

Student Resources on Renewable Energy - from US National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Energy and Change - from Curriculum Corporation -  learn more about energy and how to carry out an investigation on solar energy and hot cars. 

NEED Energy Infobooks - link to info books on US energy resources, new technologies, and the use and conservation of energy - from the US National Energy Education Development

Energy Kid's Page - information, games and activities; includes a link for teachers. From Energy Information Administration, US Dept of Energy

Green Energy - The Story - from The Lab, ABC

Green Power - What is 'green' energy? From NSW Government Industry and Investment

Energy from coal, oil and gas

drawing of transport uses of energy

Chapter 8: Fossil Fuels - Coal, Oil and Natural Gas - from Energy Story, EnergyQuest, California

Fossil fuels - from Andy Darville's Science Site. Includes links to other energy sources

Energy from radioactivity

power plant drawing

Chapter 13: Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion - from Energy Story, EnergyQuest, California

Nuclear Power - energy from splitting Uranium atoms - from Andy Darville's Science Site

Student's Corner - information on nuclear energy - from US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Energy from the Sun

drawing of solar panel with sun

Chapter 15: Solar Energy - from Energy Story, EnergyQuest, California

Solar Power is energy from the Sun - from Andy Darville's Science Site

How do Photovoltaics Work - from Science@NASA

How Solar Cells Work - from How Stuff Works

Solar Energy Coloring Book - from Texas Solar Energy Society (downloadable as pdf, 356 KB)

Activities - from Watts On Schools

Energy from wind

drawing of wind turbines

Wind power - energy from the air - from Andy Darville's Science Site

Wind energy - from Origin Energy; includes links to activities (make an anemometer), and factsheets: Why choose wind? (367KB), Wind energy did you know? (382KB)

Wind Energy - from NSW Government Sustainable Energy Development Authority

Codrington Wind Farms: Harvesting free and renewable energy - a case study from University of Ballarat

Illustrated History of Wind Power Development - a personal web page by Darrell M. Dodge, Littleton, Colorado

WIndustry . . . harvest the wind - Windustry promotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset. (US site)

Wind Power Now - from PBS Online (US Televison network)

Chapter 16: Wind Energy - from Energy Story, EnergyQuest, California

Save the Loon with Wind Energy: Comparative Impacts of Wind and Other Energy Sources on Wildlife - an Wind energy Fact sheet (pdf 43 KB) from American Wind Energy Association

Wind Energy, clean AND reliable - Fact sheet (pdf 143 KB) from American Wind Energy Association

Energy from running water

drawing of hydro dam

Chapter 12: Hydro Power - from Energy Story, EnergyQuest, California

Hydro-electric power - energy from falling water - from Andy Darville's Science Site

Hydroelectric power: How it works - Water science for schools (US Geological Survey)

Energy from the oceans

drawing of waes

Chapter 14: Ocean Energy - from Energy Story, EnergyQuest, California

Ocean Energy - 22 page booklet (pdf, 1.7 MB) from the US Dept of the Interior, Mineral Management Service, in particular pages 11-13 and 19

Tidal Power: Energy from the Sea - from Andy Darville's Science Site

Wave Power - energy from the wind on the sea - from Andy Darville's Science Site

Energy from vegetable oil and animal fat

drawing of cooking oil and chips

Biodiesels - from Urban Ecology Australia

Biodiesel from Canola Oil - a case study from University of Ballarat

Biodiesel - from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy

Biodiesel - Interview broadacst on Earth Beat, Radio National, ABC (Nov 2003)

Energy from organic materials

drawing of farmers hand harvesting wheat

Biomass - the growing energy resource - from Nova, Australian Academy of Sciences

Biomass - energy from organic materials - from Andy Darville's Science Site

New South Wales Sugar Industry: Renewable Electricity Generation - a case study from University of Ballarat

Berrybank Piggery: There's more to pig waste than smell! - a case study from University of Ballarat

About biomass energy and biofuels - from US Dept of Energy, National

Introduction to biopower - from US Dept of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (pdf, 390 KB)

Burning Wood for Electricity - from Earth Beat, Radio National, ABC, Aug 1999

Ethanol, myths and facts - from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy

Energy from the Planet

image oil oil drilling

Geothermal Energy Facts - from Geothermal Education Office (California) with link to downloadable classroom material

Energy from hydrogen

details of hydrogen from periodic chart

Hydrogen - an alternative fuel - from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy

Hydrogen - from Energy Kids Page, Energy Information Administration. Includes link to Teachers' page

Energy from waste heat

Cogeneration Case Studies and Project Summaries - from Energy Smart

 


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