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



We hope this site gives you a burst of energy!

It's fun, it's action packed, it's flexible and it will help inspire everyone to see a way through the overwhelming reality of climate change.

We have been genuinely amazed and inspired by the breath-taking advances and creativity coming out of the clean energy sector around the globe.

There are many ways to use this website - everything from a brief session to an extended inquiry.

It's compatible with the Australian curriculum, jam-packed with resources and will allow you to use ICT at a level you are comfortable with.

Not forgetting NAPLAN, the persuasive writing stimuli and competition will give everyone a chance to put those skills to use before the big day in May.

Future Sparks is:

  • a relevant application of creativity, problem solving and communication skills
  • a tool to connect students with other students, creating a learning community
  • a bridge to the real-world and the myriad industries connected to a clean energy future

CSIRO Education has designed a range of lesson plans and fact sheets to help you implement this project in your classroom.

They compliment the national curriculum and we would commend them to you and your students. You will find links to them in the Resources section as well as relevant points throughout the content pages of the website.

We are priviledged to have segments from The Future Makers film involved which tells the story of key Australians leading the way on the world stage in renewable energy.

The film has been seen on the Discovery channel and at many film festivals around the world. You will find the study guide in the Resources section on this website. If you are interested in the full-length film please contact us on info@greencrossaustralia.org.

For a simple one page summary of the Future Sparks project refer to the Checklist page.

If you would like to participate, please register. Follow the link below.

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.

Find out more
Help the planet Become a future spark!