Students

Years 3-4
Power grid

Be energy smart

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

Energy and the environment

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

Energy from the sun

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

Sources of energy

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

What is energy?

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

Wind energy

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

Years 5-6

Biomass energy

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

Hydro energy

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

Solar energy

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

Wind energy

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

What is energy?

There are Primary sources of energy and Secondary sources. 

Be energy smart

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

Energy and the environment

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

Years 7-8

Biomass energy

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

Hydro energy

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

Solar energy

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

Wind energy

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

Energy and the environment

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

What is energy?

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

Teachers

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