Year 7

Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

In this unit students explore unbalanced forces and their effect on motion as well as renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. They will construct a device that makes use of renewable energy and use their understanding of the forces acting to lift the maximum weight.

Key Activities

  • Explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources

  • Explore implications of energy sources

  • Make your own water wheel or windmill and identify the forces acting

  • Design, construct and test a windmill or water wheel that can lift the greatest possible weight

Key Concepts

  • Renewable and non-renewable energy sources

  • Renewable energy sources can be harnessed using simple devices

  • Unbalanced forces result in changes in motion of simple devices

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