Lesson 1

Purpose – Your mission

Purpose – Your mission

Overview

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of energy efficiency assessments of a local (school) issue. Students will use the Planet Watch EVI to explore ideas for a local issue to be investigated. Students will brainstorm ideas about why their school has its current energy efficiency rating.

ACS Codes

ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU078 ACSSU080 ACTDIK014 ACHASSI094 ACHASSK120

Lesson Objectives

Students will:
  • Use the Planet Watch EVI to explore ideas for a local energy issue to be investigated
  • Brainstorm ideas about why their school has its current energy efficiency rating

Evidence of Learning

Can the student:
  • Make judgements about the energy efficiency rating of the school based on data
  • Identify useful and wasteful ways of using energy in the school

Example Learning Sequence

  • Use the Planet Watch EVI to retrieve data on school energy consumption in the past fortnight
  • Use the Planet Watch EVI to investigate current consumption trends
  • Make judgements about the current energy efficiency in the school
  • Identify ways that electrical energy is currently consumed usefully and wastefully

Learning Resources

  • Planet Watch EVI
  • Lesson 1 - Purpose - STEM Year 5 Teacher Guide
  • Key Activity 1 - Purpose - STEM Year 5 Student Guide