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

ACSHE135 ACSIS139 ACSSU155 ACTDIK023

Lesson Objectives

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lesson 1 - Purpose - Teacher Guide Year 8
  • Key Activity 1 - Purpose - Student Guide Year 8