Impact of Energy

In this module, students learn about energy and why it is important to us. Students then unpack the different energy resources and learn the challenges presented by different energy technologies and end off thinking about how to resolve these pertinent energy challenges.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
4 x presentations
5 x teacher’s notes
5 x supporting resources
Learner resources2 x worksheets
2 x supporting resources
Projects – experiments2 x activities

Module Key Questions

By the end of this module your learners should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is energy, and why is it important to us?
  • Where do we get the majority of our energy resources?
  • What are the pros and cons of using each of the various energy sources?
  • What are some energy challenges and their potential long-term effects? What are we doing to address energy challenges locally and globally?
  • What small actions can we take to conserve energy, starting in our classroom?
  • How can we capture energy from human movement?
  • What problems do solar ovens resolve for society?
  • How can innovative thinking help us resolve energy challenges?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 9-10 | 14 -16 years
Term3
CAPS subjectNatural sciences
Subject strandEnergy & change
Sub-topicsElectricity
Energy transfer
Solar energy and the sun (in ‘Planet Earth and Beyond’)

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons