Renewable Energy Unit - Grade 3 to 6

37 minute video + 7 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work on renewable energies designed for Grades 3 to 6

Learn about the different types of renewable energy, how they work and why the world is moving away from fossil fuels. From solar energy to hydroelectricity, your students will discover how energy can be transformed in more sustainable ways to protect our planet.

Following the 37 minutes of video & student activities, your students will be able to:

> Describe that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it simply changes from type to type
> Identify that all energy from Earth can be traced back to the Sun
> Explain the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources
> List and explain the different types of renewable energy sources
> Give the pros and cons of using different energy sources
> Understand how the enhanced greenhouse effect works

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 7 printable experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates, colouring-in sheets  and a risk assessment template.  

Optional materials to have on-hand include a pizza box, black paper, scissors, wooden kebab stick, cling wrap, enamelled wire, D cell battery, paperclips, magnet, string, cardboard roll, cardboard, tea light candles, paper plate, plastic bottles, paints, water, thermometer, electricity bill.

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Acids, Bases & Indicators

Just what is an Acid? What about a Base?
How do we detect them?  

This 30-minute video & student activities cover a variety of demonstrations including;  
- the rainbow column, - dry ice effects on water pH, - Phenolphthalein as an indicator - plus natural indicators found in red cabbage and turmeric.  

Includes 10 x experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas as well as Australian and USA curriculum outcomes and a risk assessment template.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

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    • 37 minute video
    • 7 Experiments
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Vocabulary List & Quiz
    • Scope & Sequence
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubric
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle & Word search
    • Colouring-in sheets
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
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