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
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:
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.View full description
Strand: 5. Biological Science
Strand unit: 5. 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.
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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