1a. Explain that energy makes things happen using everyday examples
EL 1. Watch a virtual machine and interactive with it
Newtons cradle interactive
EL 2. Energy worksheet is available to fill online as a homework activity and to assist with next lesson idea
energy electronic worksheet
EL 3/4 A selection of inquiry questions and interactive links from Science Netlinks regarding the origin and types of energy can be found in the transforming energy lesson page
Science Netlinks – transforming energy
Tech Museum of Innovation interactive on energy
1b. Identify types of energy as being either Kinetic (Active) or Potential (stored) energy
EL 1/2 Information from the NEED energy resource booklets links can be used for further investigation.
NEED energy book intermediate
NEED energy book secondary
EL 3. As a homework/lesson finisher use “all about energy” e-school interactive to reinforce ideas
e-school today - all about energy
EL 4. Youtube “Bill Nye: ENERGY” for either in class or at home.
Youtube: Bill Nye - Energy
2a. State the “law of conservation of energy”
EL 1. From the little shop of physics –observe practicals demonstrating conservation of energy
little shop of physics conservation practical demonstrations
2b. Write energy transformation stories for common situations
EL 1. Using the energy flows sheets from NEED e-book – (6 scenarios) working either individually or in groups, identify the type of energy at each step – can use other pages in the e-book for more information about each type of transformation
NEED energy flows book
EL 2. As a lesson finisher use the energy flows game where you must select items which are used to transform energy
jog the web – energy flows game
EL 3 -8 selected links from the converting energy lessons
converting energy – science netlinks
building a better pyramid – the atoms family
exploring kinetic/potential energy changes
the energy story –online e-book
heat experiment - Science netlinks
3a. Can explain that a nuclear reaction makes the Sun hot which generates several forms of energy.
EL 1. As a simple introduction “the warmth of the Sun” introduces the presence or absence of sunlight to warmth and temperature (heat energy) - good starter questions and demonstrations for inquiry..
Science netlinks - The warmth of the Sun
4a. Identify energy sources as either renewable or non-renewable energy
EL 1/2 Use studyjams as a class finishing activity or homework on renewable energy
study jams – renewable activity and quiz
study Jams – fossil fuels
EL 3. Use RSNZ Renewable energy booklet in class as a resource or for further study. Post a question sheet based on some of the information in the booklet
RSNZ - renewable energy in NZ e-book
EL 4. An information site with animations and live data based on a wind turbine. There is a “benefits of wind energy persuasive writing resource” to be used with the website
wind energy interactive
4b. Compare the positives and negatives of fossil fuels and renewable energy
EL 1/2 Segments of these documentaries can be used to start ideas on a debate
Youtube – the future of energy
Youtube - alternate energy
EL 3. Use the read/write/think persuasion map to construct a class debate (held in following lesson) for and against renewable energy. Class is divided into two groups.
read/write/think persuasion map
EL 4. Science Netlinks energy sources lesson page are great for inquiry questions to promote debate
Science netlinks – energy sources and Uses
EL 5. An award winning town building game (similar to minecraft) from Genesis Energy NZ where you construct a town selecting various renewable and non-renewable energy sources to power it.
Electrocity – Build your own town
4c. Research renewable energy generation in New Zealand
EL 1. vestas learning website to learn more about wind energy
A series of short clips on wind farming
EL 2/3/4 e-books and enquiry question sites on energy resources
energy sources student e-sheet
energy story – fossil fuels
renewable energy questions prompter
5a. Calculate energy efficiency from useful energy and waste energy
EL 1. Information on common efficiency of home appliances
EECA - energy efficient home appliances
5b. Calculate costs of using different types of light bulbs
EL 1. For use as a home work research project or a computer lab research lesson - Schoolgen “Comparing different types of light bulbs –compare types of light bulbs available to consumers and consider which are the most environmentally friendly. Websites given on sheet
school gen –comparing different bulbs
EL 2. Interactive to select the most efficient lighting for virtual home
lumennow.org - choosing the right bulb
5c. Complete an energy efficiency budget of our own personal energy use
EL 1. Use an “energy bucks” system to calculate their personal energy usage for the day. Compare between class members and have a class discussion on ways which they could reduce this use for the following day. What would they have to do differently? Report back the next day on how their energy savings went.
NEED – saving energy – energy budget
EL 2. Using numeracy skills read power meters and work out energy use throughout the house on wonderville
Wonderville – read a powermeter
5d. Identify types of energy conservation methods in our own homes
EL 1. Design a street that is as energy efficient as possible at wonderville
Wonderville – design an energy efficient street
6a. Can define that heat energy is generated due to the movement/ vibration of particles.
EL 1. For general information to start discussion, base some inquiry questions or use for preparation (each team gets 10mins) prior to a team quiz this site contains a good source of information
Powermasters – heat energy information
EL 2. A series of practicals and inquiry questions covering the concepts of the effect of temperature on the motion of particles
Science Netlinks - temperature changes everything
EL 3. A collection of Inquiry based questions and observational activities based on when things start heating up. This may be considered to link in energy conservation and transfer with heat energy production
Science Netlinks – things heating up
EL 4. For a good visual demonstration of particle movement in regards to heating and cooling this PhET simulation is excellent.
PhET interactive simulation of temperatures effect on particle movement
7a. Can describe the particle arrangement of solids.
7b. Can link the close proximity of the particles and their fixed position in a solid to its ability to conduct heat from particle to particle.
7c. Can explain the terms conductor and insulator.
EL 1. Heat Energy Webquest using many various sites online. This could be used both in class and for homework
Webquest – Heat energy
EL 2. The physics classroom site contains information on the conduction of heat in solids and uses animated diagrams to explain it. Good as a reference resource
the physics classroom – information about conduction
EL 3. As an introduction activity of the three types of heat transfer this is a quick matching activity
mix and match heat energy transfer game
8a. Can describe the particle arrangement of liquids and gases.
8b. Can link the particle movement of liquid and gas particles to their ability to transfer heat by convection.
8c. Can describe how convection current occurs.
8d. Link particle arrangement to density changing due to gain in Kinetic energy.
EL 1. A great simulation showing particle movement and convection currents forming in a liquid/gas when heated
energy concord – convection current simulation
EL 2. A simulation comparison between conduction in a solid and convection in a liquid.
energy concord – convection vs conduction
9a. Investigate how different coloured surfaces can absorb or reflect radiant heat energy
EL 1. An animated tutorial on Radiation transfer of heat energy – introduces effects of coloured surfaces
tutorial video on Radiation – Heat Energy
9b. Can explain that Radiant energy travels as an electromagnetic wave and can be found on the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
EL 1. Ideas of Radiation, absorption and reflection related to colour as well as numerous inquiry questions and ideas for practical models and demonstrations
Science netlinks – Harnessing solar energy