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.
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.View full description
Strand: 2. How We Interact With the Physical World
Strand unit: 2. Impact:Rock Exploitation+Energy Resources
Suggestions for use: Clear notes useful for independent learning or class guidnace. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of energy will be useful.
Strand: 2. Earth and Space
Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources
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.View full description
Strand: Leanúnachas agus athrú le himeacht ama
Strand unit: Fuinneamh agus cumhacht
Content objective: Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:
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.View full description
Examines the effect of friction on movement, how it may be used to slow or stop moving objects, and how friction can generate heat.View full description
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.View full description
Looks at food energy and uses an experiment to show how foods have different energy content.View full description
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