Students will be involved in investigations related to solar and wind-powered energy sources.
Students will discover how humans can shape a sustainable future by ensuring “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7).
Year 6 students will learn how the sun’s energy is converted to electricity and will design and construct solar cars and other solar powered machines.
Year 4 and 5 students will build and gather data from model anemometers and describe the relationship between changes in wind speed and changes in the rate of rotation of the anemometer. They will compare wind speed results from different parts of the school.
Year 2 and 3 students will explore the use of wind turbines to generate power and will investigate the efficiency of different wind turbine designs by making pinwheels with varying types of rotor blade.
Foundation and Year 1 students will learn how a solar oven works and will construct and use a model solar oven to melt chocolate.
Students will share their learning with their buddy classes and will document and share their learning via the online learning platform SeeSaw.