Welcome To The Teacher's Toolkit

Our handy Teacher's Toolkit has been designed with busy teachers in mind!

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Australian Curriculum Aligned
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Unit plans, lesson plans & student activities
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'Off-the-shelf' resources save you time!
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What's in the Toolkit?

The Teacher's Toolkit contains all the info and resources you need to teach your students about energy, sustainability and more. It's a major time-saver!

You'll find full details of all the topics right here, ready to teach in your classroom. From unit and lesson plans to worksheets and activities – all aligned with the Australian Curriculum and available for Years 1 to 12 – we've got you covered. And with everything in one place, you won't need to go anywhere else!

How to use your Teacher's Toolkit

The Teacher's Toolkit has been designed to make it easy for you to guide your students through each of our Curriculum-aligned subjects.

We've also included useful links to relevant website content so you can quickly access the reference materials you need. Plus, our convenient Lesson Plans can be used as standalone lessons, or as part of the wider unit – the choice is yours!

What participants are saying about the program

"As teachers, we’re time poor. This definitely makes things easier, by replacing something we’re normally doing."

What participants are saying about the program

"Energy sustainability is an abstract concept. Solar Schools makes it tangible."

What participants are saying about the program

"Access to live data is great. It makes the kids curious."

What participants are saying about the program

"It stimulates curiosity. Kids want to see how other schools are doing, the best and the worst, and find out why."

What participants are saying about the program

"It helps kids understand the importance of data, and makes it simpler to teach."

What participants are saying about the program

"Teacher resources are very worthwhile and lighten the load."

What participants are saying about the program

"This program has integrity. It doesn’t push some corporate agenda."

What participants are saying about the program

"We’ll be introducing this to our entire teacher team. It makes things easier and has good educational value and outcomes."

A detailed program designed by experts

The Solar Schools program is designed by experts in environmental education, sustainability and the Australian Curriculum. Discover in detail what you'll receive in each educational resource.

Unit Plans

Our Unit Plans break down each primary subject into smaller topics, providing you with a clear and comprehensive outline of lessons and learning objectives.

By following the Unit Plan over the course of the term, your students will systematically work through the subject matter, developing their understanding of each topic and achieving the learning outcomes mapped out in the plan.

What's Included?

  • Purpose (General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities)
  • Unit outline
  • Concepts/big idea/theme
  • Australian Curriculum content descriptions
  • Academic vocabulary instruction
  • Achievement standard
  • Teaching sequence
  • Learning and teaching plan
  • Teacher reflection on unit plan

Lesson Plans

Our comprehensive Lesson Plans provide all the information and resources you need to teach students about each topic covered in the subject's Unit Plan.

In each Lesson Plan, you'll be equipped with a detailed topic overview, rationale and details of supporting activities, intended learning outcomes, a list of topic resources, and ideas for how to extend lessons.

What's Included?

  • Teacher information
  • Activity rationale
  • Learning alerts
  • Intended learning outcomes
  • Required resources
  • Science language used
  • Activity details
  • Lesson extension ideas
  • Safety guide
  • References

Student Activities

Student Activities make it super-simple for your students to get ‘hands on' with the subject matter.

Using these activities, students can apply what they've learnt in a fun and practical way that furthers their understanding of the topic. Each activity sheet provides clear instructions on the activity inclusions, a list of required materials, questions to check students' understanding, and additional practical challenges.

What's Included?

  • Activity overview
  • Materials and equipment list
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams
  • Additional challenges

A Quick Tip

The Teacher's Toolkit resources are supported by the Knowledge Bank. So if you’re curious to see what topics we’ve got covered, check out the Knowledge Bank and have a browse before you get started!

Check out the Knowledge Bank

Looking for a Resource?

If you're after a Resource that's not featured in our Teacher's Toolkit, simply get in touch and we'll do our best to help!

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