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Renewable and non-renewable energy

Renewable and non-renewable energy


Throughout this lesson series students will be introduced to renewable and non-renewable resources and the implications of their use as a sustainable energy source in Australia.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will:

  • Identify resources as renewable or non-renewable.
  • Consider the implications of using different sources of energy

Evidence of Learning

Can the student:

  • Correctly identify energy sources as renewable or non-renewable
  • Explain implications of different sources of energy for the sustainability of resources.

Example Learning Sequence

  • Brainstorm renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • Classify examples as renewable or non-renewable
  • Identify renewable energy sources for Australia
  • Research advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources.
  • Create a PMI table for energy sources