Topic: Could the world run out of electricity?

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Could the world run out of electricity?

In just a few generations, our world has become electrified. With electric cars on every street and computers in every home, electricity is in high demand but not all sources of energy are the same.

Video

A short 4 minute video explaining the topic for students.

Could the world run out of electricity?

A short introduction to sources of energy, and the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy.

Use this video in your lesson or share directly with your students.

Digital Activities

Digital interactive activities can be used in your classroom in conjunction with the video, or independently.

Q&A

This interactive Q&A is designed to quiz students on what they have learned after watching the video.

This is a digital version of the multiple choice PDF worksheet below.

Power my town

Students choose different sources of energy (renewable and non-renewable) to see the impact on their town.

Demonstrates the environmental impacts of different kinds of electricity production.

Worksheets and Classroom Activities

These PDF worksheets can be used in your classroom either in conjunction with the video or independently.

Q&A

This Q&A worksheet is designed to quiz students on what they have learned after watching the video.

This is a PDF version of the digital interactive found above.

Making a mini turbine

This worksheet has all the instructions on how to run an independent, practical classroom activity to teach students the basics of how wind turns a turbine blade.

Teacher Resources

Teacher notes & worksheet answers

By using the resources available for this topic, your students have the opportunity to learn:

  • When we started using electricity to light our streets
  • An introduction to how energy is generated from nuclear, wind, water, and the sun
  • The difference between non-renewable and renewable energy sources
  • Some of the downsides of non-renewable energy such as global warming

This PDF includes:

  • Video summary
  • Literacy links
  • Research tasks
  • Curriculum links
  • Worksheet answers

Curriculum Mapping

Upper Primary topics are perfect for Australian grade 5 and 6 students and are aligned to Australian curriculums.

Australian Curriculum Science, year 6

NSW Curriculum Science, stage 3 (years 5 and 6)

Victorian Curriculum Science, levels 5 and 6

Discover the wonders of electricity & renewable energy

Upper Primary

Grade 5 & 6

Students explore the basics of electricity. Students will learn how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits.

Lower Secondary

Grade 7 & 8

Students explore how energy sources such as the sun and wind can be harnessed to produce electricity, and ways to store it.