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Energy

Energy by Scoilnet

This themepage is mostly concerned with renewable and non-renewable energy forms. But in the Teachers section we also look at some aspects of the science of energy.


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BBC Bitesize: Energy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebi.../energy_resources/energy_rev1.shtml Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Geography on energy, including definitions and examples of renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Includes advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of energy.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus breoslaí iontaise

Suggestions for use: Clear notes useful for independent learning or class guidnace. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of energy will be useful.

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Language: Béarla
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EIA Energy Kids

http://www.eia.gov/kids/ Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

American site aimed at informing children about energy. Includes sections exploring what energy is and looks at the different sources of energy. A using and saving energy section looks at options for home and industry. Contains excellent timeline.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Fuinneamh agus cumhacht

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • staidéar a dhéanamh ar ghnéithe d’fhorbairtí sóisialta, ealaíne, teicneolaíocha agus eolaíocha thar thréimhsí fada
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Language: Béarla
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History of Wind Energy

http://www.seai.ie/Renewables/Wind_Energy/History_of_Wind_Energy/ Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Short page of notes on the historical development and status of wind energy in Ireland. Further links exploring the technology of wind energy and wind farms. Information comes from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama

Strand unit: Fuinneamh agus cumhacht

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tagairt d’amlínte iomchuí nó iad a úsáid
  • staidéar a dhéanamh ar ghnéithe d’fhorbairtí sóisialta, ealaíne, teicneolaíocha agus eolaíocha thar thréimhsí fada

Suggestions for use: More for teacher information.

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Language: Béarla
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Adventures in Energy

http://www.adventuresinenergy.org/interactive/main.swf Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Information about oil and natural gas and how they are used in our homes and in industry. Topics include explanations of oil and gas, the process from exploration and refining, and all the way to delivery of the finished product (energy). Each topic contains images, short explanations, and animated videos demonstrating content.

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5-6 OSIE: Tíreolaíocht
JC Tíreolaíocht

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Feasacht imshaoil

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • éirí feasach ar a thábhachtaí atá acmhainní in-athnuaite agus acmhainní neamh-in-athnuaite an Domhain
  • léirthuiscint a ghnóthú ar an ngá atá le hacmhainní an Domhain a chaomhnú
  • léirthuiscint a fhorbairt ar an gcaoi a n-úsáidtear acmhainní an Domhain
  • gnéithe de ghníomhaíochtaí an duine a bhféadfadh dul i gcion ar bhealach dearfach nó diúltach ar thimpeallachtaí a aithint agus a iniúchadh

Suggestions for use: Have students watch information on their own and then create a word cloud of the important terms they learn from this site. Ask students if environmentalists would present this information in a similar way?

JC
Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus breoslaí iontaise

Suggestions for use: Have students watch information on their own and then create a word cloud of the important terms they learn from this site. Ask students if environmentalists would present this information in a similar way?

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Science Unleashed - Energetic Ecosystems

http://www.scispy.ie/games/FH_Ecosystems.html Added: 15 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche

Interactive Flash games based on the ecosystems of bogland and wayside environments. The hints section in both bogland and wayside offer support to your pupils on the ecosystems predator and preys. Pupils play the interactive game by dragging and dropping the energy flow arrows matching the appropriate plants and animals together.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 05. Biological Science

Strand unit: 05. Habitats/Adaptation/Competition

Suggestions for use: Set the interactive task for a homework exercise whereby pupils play the game and read the hints. In class the next day, set the animation onto the board, pupils must draw a picture of the bodland/ wayside and draw in their energy flow arrows.

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Heat is Energy (PDF)

http://www.scispy.ie/Imgs_content/T...rs%20Notes%20Heat%20is%20Energy.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

Outlines how to introduce and develop the concept of heat energy with extension activities and ICT possibilities. More resources are available on www.scispy.ie website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

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Language: Béarla
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Friction (PDF)

http://www.scispy.ie/Imgs_content/Teachers%20Notes%20Friction.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

Examines the effect of friction on movement, how it may be used to slow or stop moving objects, and how friction can generate heat.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

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Language: Béarla
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Gears (PDF)

http://www.scispy.ie/Imgs_content/Teachers%20Notes%20Gears.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

This lesson plan examines the principals of using gears in everyday life, and in particular transport. Also refers to relevant scientists, external websites and cross curricular integration.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

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Language: Béarla
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Food energy (PDF)

http://www.scispy.ie/Imgs_content/Teachers%20Notes%20Energy.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

Looks at food energy and uses an experiment to show how foods have different energy content.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Fuinneamh agus fórsaí

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Energy and the Environment

http://www.childrensuniversity.manc....ac.uk/interactives/science/energy/ Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Cluiche / Treoir/nótaí

From the Children's University of Manchester. Contains a clear introduction to energy, the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy and how it all fits in to global warming. Also contains word searches and matching pairs games.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Feasacht imshaoil

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • éirí feasach ar a thábhachtaí atá acmhainní in-athnuaite agus acmhainní neamh-in-athnuaite an Domhain
  • léirthuiscint a ghnóthú ar an ngá atá le hacmhainní an Domhain a chaomhnú
  • léirthuiscint a fhorbairt ar an gcaoi a n-úsáidtear acmhainní an Domhain

Suggestions for use: The interactive lessons on this site are perfect for your whole class using an interactive whiteboard or projector.

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Language: Béarla
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World Book Web

Energy

All things need energy to stay alive and most of our energy comes from the sun.


Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is a source of energy that can be used over and over again.


Solar Energy

Solar Energy is energy from sunlight used to heat and create electricity.  

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