What’s included in this module?
|Teacher resources||4 x lesson plans|
4 x presentations
5 x teacher’s notes
5 x supporting resources
|Learner resources||2 x worksheets|
2 x supporting resources
|Projects – experiments||2 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?
|Grade | Ages||Grade 9-10 | 14 -16 years|
|CAPS subject||Natural sciences|
|Subject strand||Energy & change|
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).