Be energy smart

Use less energy in your home to help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Energy and the environment

Some of the ways we use energy are harmful to the environment.

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Energy from the sun

Solar energy is the most important source of energy on Earth.

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Sources of energy

There are many different sources of energy that we can use to power our lives.

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What is energy?

Energy is pretty amazing. It’s all around us and is essential to life.

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Wind energy

It’s powerful, naturally available and will never run out!

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Biomass energy

It can also be called bioenergy; and is energy from all living and recently living things.

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Hydro energy

Hydropower uses a turbine to help generate electricity; using the energy of falling or flowing water to turn the blades. 

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Solar energy

Solar power is the conversion of the Sun's light into electricity; either directly or indirectly.

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Wind energy

One small wind turbine can generate electricity for a house, while wind farms can help power a city. 

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What is energy?

There are Primary sources of energy and Secondary sources. 

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Be energy smart

Reducing energy use reduces our own energy bills and can also help with the levels of carbon dioxide in our environment. 

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Energy and the environment

All energy sources have some impact on the environment but some impacts are bigger and longer-term.

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Biomass energy

We've been using biomass for centuries; since the first wood fire.

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Hydro energy

Hydro power generation depends on rainfall which can change every year. The wetter it is, the more hydro energy.

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Solar energy

Depending on where you are on Earth, solar energy can be harnessed at different levels.

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Wind energy

Wind energy or wind power is a form of renewable energy that uses airflow to generate electricity.

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Energy and the environment

Renewable and non-renewable energy sources have different impacts on the environment.

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What is energy?

Energy is essential to life. It can take many different forms.

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Teachers

We believe that knowledge is power. Our free resources are aligned to the Australian curriculum and designed for primary and lower secondary students.

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