UniServe Science


Web-based Resources for Stage 4 & 5

Kaye Placing (UniServe Science, University of Sydney)

Teaching Science for Deeper Meaning, March 2008


To check if an appropriate WebQuest exists: To create WebQuests: To create EarthQuests/Virtual Field trips To create Timelines: To create other resources:
Resources to Create a WebQuest on Energy

Scenario:

Your organisation has been employed by a government body to look at alternatives to using the local diminishing coal reserves for the production of electricity. A number of alternatives have been suggested but you need to compare the alternatives and make recommendations to the government body.

The task:
  1. You could divide your class into groups to investigate one of the alternatives, and bring them together to debate the value of their particular energy source; or
  2. You could divide the class into groups and assign each members of the group a role such as environmentalist, ecologist, economist
Wind Energy:
  1. Wind Energy - from KidCyber
  2. Wind Energy - from Power for a Sustainable Future
  3. Wind Energy: Myths and Facts - from Sustainability Victoria
  4. How Wind Energy Works - from Union of Concerned Scientists
Solar Energy:
  1. Solar Energy - from Power for a Sustainable Future
  2. How Solar Energy Works - from Union of Concerned Scientists
  3. Solar energy - from Energy Australia
Biomass Energy:
  1. Bioenergy Resource in Victoria - from Sustainability Victoria
  2. Biomass Energy - from Power for a Sustainable Future
  3. Biomass the growing energy resource - from Nova, Australian Academy of Science
  4. How Biomass Energy Works - from Union of Concerned Scientists

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