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Energy Resources

A collection of classroom resources for the Sustainable Developmental Goals 2030 (Climate Action)

 

 

 


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Energy Resources - Board Works

https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=...Q8ZBtQA&sig2=o8wYGpAnpgVgpsoxMU16Qw Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair

PowerPoint presentation with details on renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Activity on Biomass, hydroelectric power station and tidal waves. Teacher notes are provided underneath each slide.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher should use the PowerPoint presentation as a guide to lesson. Teacher can view the teacher notes which are underneath each specific slide.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile Managing Myself

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Language: Béarla
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Sumopaint - Image Editor

https://www.sumopaint.com/home/ Added: 31 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Uirlis

Sumopaint is an online image editor, without the need to install anything onto your device. It's the most versatile photo editor and painting application that works in a browser. You can open and save images from your hard drive or save it to the cloud. Note: Free version is only available to 6 layers.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Visual Art

Strand: Other Visual Art Websites

Suggestions for use: Tool for teachers to use in editing images.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach

5-6
Na hAmharcealaíona

Strand: Ginearálta/Neamhshonraithe

Suggestions for use: Tool for teachers to use in editing images.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Energy Sources

https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=...SEHdERA&sig2=PB5FYc3OrcVKPPz0DtSVwA Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair

Learn about energy sources - both renewable and non-renewable with this PowerPoint presentation. The presentation captures students thinking skills by posing questions such as "What is non-renewable energy" before informing students about the definitions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Use PowerPoint Presentation to guide the class discussion on renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Renewable Energy Poster

http://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/w...011/12/Renewable-Energy-Poster1.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

A lovely visual for the classroom when printed. Laminate to preserve. Provides one line description on each renewable energy with a visual which is self explanatory.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Show the poster to the class. Use as a guide. Ask each group to research a different renewable energy source from the poster and to present a visual poster for their renewable energy source.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Firemen don't talk about whether a burning warehouse is worth saving

- Sebastian Junger

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. 

- Albert Einstein

Wind Energy Virtual Lab

https://www.youngscientistlab.com/s...com/files/interactives/wind-energy/ Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh / Cur I Láthair / Tionscadal

With this animation, your class will be able to design, build and test a wind turbine in a virtual lab. Your classes challenge is to create a wind turbine that will supply 400 homes with electricity for a year at the highest efficiency and lowest cost.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 7. Design,Build and Test (Energy Transforms)

Suggestions for use: Set your class the challenge. Give each group an iPad to use. Each group must use the virtual lab, research and negotiate with their team members to succeed in this challenge. Students can present their conclusions, sources of error and results to the class.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Fanacht Folláin Obair le Daoine Eile Litearthacht Uimhearthacht Managing Myself

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Wind Power - Yes or No?

http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/othe...PA_education_impacts_gale_force.pdf Added: 04 May 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

A role play debate on a proposal to build a wind farm in the local area.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Show images of modern windmills. Introduce the role play: a company is planning to build a wind farm in the local area. People in the area are holding a meeting to discuss what they think about the plan. Provide suggestions for discussion allow children time to prepare their opinion and proceed with the meeting.

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Language: Béarla
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Renewable Energy Poster

http://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/w...011/12/Renewable-Energy-Poster1.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

A lovely visual for the classroom when printed. Laminate to preserve. Provides one line description on each renewable energy with a visual which is self explanatory.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Show the poster to the class. Use as a guide. Ask each group to research a different renewable energy source from the poster and to present a visual poster for their renewable energy source.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

Asset type: Íomhá
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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When the winds of change blows, some people build walls and others build windmills.

- Chinese Proverb

WWF Footprint Calculator - Questionnaire

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/ Added: 28 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Ionsamhlú

Our lifestyle choices make up our environmental carbon footprint. Measuring yours takes less than 5 minutes and could change the way you live…The questionnaire will ask questions on home, home, travel and stuff.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 7. Influences on the Earth's Climate

Suggestions for use: Allow students to individually answer the questions to the WWF questionnaire and to record and reflect on their result. Allow students to compare results with partners. Collect class results and plot on a suitable graph.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile Managing Myself

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What is climate change? (Trocaire video clip)

https://vimeo.com/album/3473914/video/112042837 Added: 17 Jul 2016 Contributor: Sinead Mongan Resource type: Cur I Láthair

A video explaining climate, what is climate change, CO2, Carbon cycle, greenhouse effect, increasing demand for energy in modern times, fossil fuels, effects of burning fossil fuels on sea levels, extreme weather etc

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 7. Influences on the Earth's Climate

Asset type: Físeán
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Global Climate Change

http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Learn the basics about climate change and see what the imacts are like. Also, suggests ways in which people can be part of the solution.

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3-4 5-6 OSIE: Tíreolaíocht
3-4 5-6 OSPS

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Ag tabhairt aire don imshaol

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Ag tabhairt aire don imshaol

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

3-4
5-6
OSPS

Strand: Mise agus an domhan mór

Strand unit: Ag forbairt saoránachta

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Strand: Mise agus an domhan mór

Strand unit: Ag forbairt saoránachta

Suggestions for use: Visually attractive site will make this potentially useful to display to whole class. Create a campaign for making small changes in our lives that can add up to a big difference. Have students createposter presentations to highlight the issues raised on the site.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

Recycling Themepage

https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/geography/recycling/ Added: 01 Jul 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tionscadal / Eile

Themepage of links put together by the Be Free Recycling team at ERP Ireland. Covers areas like what is electrical waste, why bother recycle. Includes a Teachers' Kit and School Activities prgramme.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Suggestions for use: Useful resource when teaching about environmental care and the need to recycle.

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Language: Béarla
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The future is uncertain...but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.

-Hya Prigogine

Pinwheel Turbine - STEM Activity

http://www.leslietryon.com/3dcolorcutout/makepinw/makeapinwheel.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

In this activity, students will create a pinwheel. They will use this pinwheel to make connections between the pinwheel and wind turbines to learn how wind energy works.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 7. Design,Build and Test (Energy Transforms)

Suggestions for use: Students should watch the video attached in related resources prior to designing their own turbine. Turbine instructions should be given to groups. Students within the groups must work together to solve how to create the pinwheel turbine. Students test their turbines out outside. Groups should come back into the class and re-design turbines so that they can capture more wind to make the blades rotate faster.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Wind Turbine

http://www.alliantenergykids.com/wc...ocument/mdaw/mdiy/~edisp/022820.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt

This project wtill explore and teach kids Sir Isaac Newton's principle: for every action there is an equal and opposite reation. This project uses items that students canfind in their houses.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 7. Design,Build and Test (Energy Transforms)

Suggestions for use: Use instructions as a guide to creating a class wind turbine. Begin with a safety talk.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Uimhearthacht Managing Myself

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Language: Béarla
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Whirling Windmill Challenge

http://legacy.mos.org/designchallenges/challenge.php?dc=windmills Added: 15 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

With this activity, students become design engineers, focusing on the design, test and redesign process of engineering. Students will need to brainstorm in groups and think deeply about the blade design in order to get the windmill to rotate continuously and freely. Resource includes teacher guide and student task sheet.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher should read the teacher guide and have a supply of various materials ready for students to use to design their brainstorm. Students should work in groups to share ideas and negotiate a final two designs to test and analyse.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile Managing Myself

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Water Wheel Turbine

https://www.teachengineering.org/ac...view/cub_energy2_lesson08_activity2 Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt

Teacher guidance and lesson plane on how to create a water wheel turbine. The resource provides an excellent worksheet to focus students on their science inquiry process.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 7. Design,Build and Test (Energy Transforms)

Suggestions for use: Students should be given group work time to problem solve and design their own water turbine. Teacher can then provide the worksheet instructions to the class/ present pictures from website onto the board. Teacher should print out the worksheet for students so that students can record their scientific thinking process as they create, test and re-design.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile Litearthacht Uimhearthacht Managing Myself

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Build A Solar Oven

http://www.alliantenergykids.com/wc...ocument/mdaw/mdiy/~edisp/022819.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Students will love designing their solar ovens with these instructions. There is a materials list for teachers to use in preparing for this lesson. Activity could be set for homework or in class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 4. Physical World

Strand unit: 7. Design,Build and Test (Energy Transforms)

Suggestions for use: Prior to lesson, have a collection for the materials needed to carry out the experiment. Read the instructions with the pupils. Practice measuring out the measurements prior to lesson. Set pupils into groups when designing and making their solar ovens. Pupils must test their solar ovens and record their findings.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Fanacht Folláin Obair le Daoine Eile Litearthacht Uimhearthacht Managing Myself

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Play is the highest form of research

-Albert Einstein

Europa Climate Action Board Game

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/17136/16813.pdf Added: 29 Jun 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Cluiche

A colourful board game that can be played with students to show the importance of water conservation and recycling for the environment

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 7. Influences on the Earth's Climate

Suggestions for use: This board game could be used to introduce the topic of water conservation and recycling, a discussion could follow the game to assess the students current understanding of the topic

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Creative Commons – Ceadúnas Aitreabúideachta
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Climate Kids: Games

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play/ Added: 23 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

A NASA website that includes a wide range of climate-related games. Includes games on renewable energy, the weather, climate change.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Ag tabhairt aire don imshaol

Suggestions for use: These games are perfect for the IWB and could be used after classes on environmental care. Very engaging.

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Ag tabhairt aire don imshaol

Suggestions for use: These games are perfect for the IWB and could be used after classes on environmental care. Very engaging.

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Language: Béarla
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Energy Kids Page

http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/classactivities/index.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche / Treoir/nótaí

Visit the Energy Kids page and learn all about the different types of renewable and non renewable sources of energy. There's a section on energy facts, energy history, classroom activities and fun and games.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Suggestions for use: Learn all about sources of energy.

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Renewable and Non-Renewable Lesson Plan and Worksheets

http://sbsciencematters.com/6th/phy...6.9Renewable-NonrenewableEnergy.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Lesson plan covering 110 minutes (2 lessons). Worksheets provided and materials/ preparation explained in the lesson plan.Information sheets should be printed, cut and laminated for future use. Worksheets should be printed so that groups can read the information and decide together what category the energy source will go in on their worksheet. Last worksheet requires computers. Students are provided links to research the answers to questions on renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher should use the lesson plan as a guide to carrying out the lesson activities. Preparation in printing worksheets and information is needed.

Key Skills: Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile Uimhearthacht Managing Myself

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Energy Wasting Colouring In

http://www.crayola.com/free-colorin...int/dont-be-a-waster-coloring-page/ Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

A colouring in worksheet for students on wasting energy. Students look at the picture and need to identify all the energy wasting things wrong with the picture.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

Strand unit: Ag tabhairt aire don dúiche timpeall orm

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

  • éirí feasach ar na bealaí inar féidir an t-imshaol a thruailliú agus a mhilleadh
  • straitéisí simplí chun an timpeallacht a chosaint, a chaomhnú agus a fheabhsú a aithint agus cuidiú lena gcur i bhfeidhm
  • tuiscint go bhfuil freagracht ar an duine agus ar an bpobal as aire a thabhairt don timpeallacht

Suggestions for use: Print the colouring in worksheet out for your class. Begin lesson by allowing pupils to discuss with one another how energy is wasted.

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Pros and Cons of Energy Sources

https://s3.amazonaws.com/green-lear...-Lesson-Plan-3-Wheres-the-Power.pdf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Tagairt

Lesson plan with resource material for activities. Students become "experts" on the pros and cons of one of
nine renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In small groups, they share what they learn with their classmates.
They each write a short persuasive letter about the energy source of their choice.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 6. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher should use the lesson plan as a guide to carrying out the lesson activities. Time in preparation is needed to print resource materials.

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Language: Béarla
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