Our clean energy show & tell
Help the planet Enter the competition! Teachers, find out what you can do with your students!

Once off inquiry

This 90 minute lesson plan is designed for those with limited time.

View an extract of the plan below and download the full plan from the link on the right.

Student video: Types of energy Watch video now Animation: Climate change, energy & action Watch video now Student video: renewable energy Watch video now Animation: Energy sources Watch video now Siemens video: picture the future Watch video now Stories, sizzle, salience and social proof Watch video now Bernie Hobbs, ABC science presenter, outlines what drives her love of  science. Watch video now Dr Geoff Garrett AO, Queensland's Chief Scientist, talks about what excites him about clean energy and science. Watch video now

Step 1: Engage with the project

Overview of the Future Sparks competition (5 minutes)

Refer to the Future Sparks competition website and explore the requirements to submit a competition entry with the class.

Create a retrieval chart on which to show collected information and ideas. For example: what's needed, resources, time lines, judging criteria, prizes etc.

View videos (20 minutes)

View 'why we need clean energy' and inspiration pages for possible clean energy future solutions.

Explore the video links on the right side of this page for more information and inspiration.

Step 2: Explore

Research what's new in the clean energy area
(15 minutes)

Sustainability will certainly demand improvements to our current technology in order to reduce our reliance on non-renewable and non-recyclable resources.

How we get our energy is equally as important as how we use it, which means we need innovative ways of harnessing those resources we have access to.

Invite students to download and read the articles about existing clean energy technology, emerging and new clean energy technologies in our 'why we need clean energy' and inspiration pages.

Engage students individually or in pairs to choose a topic and define their investigation as 'Sustainable Clean Energy Futures'.

Explain to them that they are to research a topic of their choice and engage in an investigation that is related to their topic.

Download the full 90 minute lesson plan.

The Competition
The competition

We asked Australian students to make a video or convince us in writing about their BIG ideas for a sustainable energy future.

Check out the fantastic videos we received, all about sustainable energy solutions!

For teachers

Explore the fascinating science edging us closer to low carbon living. This fun, flexible project includes easy-to-use ICT, oodles of resources and FREE lesson plans from CSIRO Education.

Links to Australian curriculum, plus NAPLAN rehearsal.

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Help the planet Become a future spark!