Best of: Renewable Energy

Our best of series, published regularly, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic. This week: Renewable energy for year 7 students studying Earth and Space Science. Australian Curriculum Code: ACSSU116 Year 7: "Some of Earth’s resources … Continued

A solar chimney that saves lives and energy

This solar chimney can slash energy costs and now research reveals it could also help save lives in a building fire. Investigate this technological development with students in years 6,7, 8, and 10 studying Physical, Earth and Space, or Chemical … Continued

Chief Scientist: We need to transform our world into a sustainable ‘electric planet’

“Make no mistake, this will be the biggest engineering challenge ever undertaken.” This article is suited to students in years 7-10 studying Chemical, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It links the importance of school curriculum knowledge with current and … Continued

Clean energy technology is drawing inspiration from nature

Word Count: 1574 By observing how plants, animals and even mud behave, renewable energy innovators are uncovering new ideas. Use this interesting article with students in years 4 – 10 studying any science. It would be particularly suited to those … Continued

STELR STEM Career Awareness – A Day in the Life

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Lifecycles Chemical Sciences - Mixtures and Separations, Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/non-renewable resources, Rocks, The Changing Earth Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy Additional – Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering … Continued

Wind farms bad for raptors, but good news for lizards

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 6, 7 Wind farms bad for raptors, but good news for lizards | … Continued

Zapping a new approach to solar cells

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Change of Matter Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Physical … Continued