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Energy Resources

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

 

 

 


Energy Resources
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Renewable
Climate Change
R.R.R
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Energy Sources Timeline and Future Needs -

http://www.educapoles.org/assets/up...ources_current_future_en_081001.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Cur I Láthair / Tagairt / Ionsamhlú

A really interesting presentation on the sources of energy. The timeline demonstrates the energy sources used in the past and what needs to be used in the future. Future details are given into how each energy source works with the dominant one referring to wind and water energy. What are the possibilities of us using no energy whatsoever?

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Science

Strand: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 08. Consumption of Electricity (Sustainable)

Suggestions for use: Use the presentation as a means to engage your class in deep discussion about energy sources of the future.

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

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Energy: Wind, Water, Fossil, Solar- Interactive Video Animation

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bitesize...ce/activity/activity27/activity.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

Learn about the types of energy sources along with the advantages and disadvantages of each energy source. The video animation can be paused, forwarded and re winded.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Use the video animation as a board display for students to learn about fossil fuels, wind, water and solar energy.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú

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The Energy Story Animation

http://www.eschooltoday.com/energy.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Ionsamhlú

The energy story provides information on the following topics; Energy. What is it?, Energy Sources- Non renewable. Energy Sources - Renewable, types of energy, energy stored and transferred, energy dissipation, my role in energy and the energy quiz.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: An excellent self guide to all aspects of energy. Students could use this resource as a means of research to a project whereby students will need to given time to present their project work through video, pictures, storytelling, drama, radio broadcast or poster display.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Obair le Daoine Eile

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Energy Resources Presentation

https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=..._nd-NlA&sig2=ob51bMJUFT7V_hlTTru20w Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Cur I Láthair / Ionsamhlú

PowerPoint presentation from Board-works on energy resources exploring information from renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Discover the advantages and disadvantages along with how fossil fuels were formed to how the power station functions.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Use PowerPoint presentation as a guide to your lesson about energy resources. The PowerPoint has mini thinking activities for students to engage with the slides.

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

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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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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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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. Mote free version is only available to 6 layers.

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Ealaín

Strand: Dearadh grafach 2T

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

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach

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Na hAmharcealaíona

Strand: Ginearálta/Neamhshonraithe

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

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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: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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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: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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Firemen don't talk about whether a burning warehouse is worth saving

- Sebastian Junger

Fossil Fuels True/ False Activity

http://teachers.guardian.co.uk/Guar...0/global~00/testyo~00/actito~02.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú

A short true/ false activity to challenge your students on the world of fossil fuels. Click the activity at the top of the page to begin. Click on the true/ false options and read the explanations provided.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher can use this activity as a starter to check students prior experience and learning on fossil fuels. Alternatively, teacher can use at the end of the lesson to check understanding of lesson objectives.

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

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How Coal and Oil were Formed.

http://www.hk-phy.org/energy/power/source_phy/flash/formation_e.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair / Ionsamhlú

An interactive visual animation explaining the formation of coal and oil many many years ago. To the side of the screen, there is a written description to each of the stages involved in the natural formation of these fossil fuels.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher can project the animation onto the board and explain the process to the class using the visual animation. Alternatively, the teacher can set questions for students to solve using the animation.

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

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Fossil Fuels Formation

http://cset.sp.utoledo.edu/~energy/finishedflash/fossil_st3_6_6fin.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Measúnú / Treoir/nótaí / Cur I Láthair

A visual animation of the formation of fossil fuels many many years ago. The animation includes visual and text description on the definition, formation, depletion with a self test at the end of the animation. Click the forward and back arrows at the top of the screen to play the animation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher can project the animation onto the board and explain the process to the class using the visual animation. Alternatively, the teacher can set questions for students to solve using the animation.

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

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Fossil Fuel Power Station Explained

http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/assets/flash/powerplant.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Ionsamhlú

A grandpa explaining how the power station works. The explanation has an excellent visual which makes the explanation very easy to understand.If you want to learn more about the power plant, their is advanced questions at the end of the visual explanation. There is also a game to assess understanding of the power station at the end of the animation.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Use the animation in class as a board display. Allow students to then draw a poster of the power station with emphasis on labeling each part and writing in descriptions.

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

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

- Albert Einstein

Wind Energy Virtual Lab

http://scienceofeverydaylife.discov...nnovation/labs/wind-energy/wind.swf 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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JC
Science

Strand: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 07. 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 Turbines - How They Work.

http://www.ewea.org/fileadmin/apps/hawtw/turbines.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair / Ionsamhlú

An interactive animation on how the wind turbine works. With this animation, students will learn what is inside the turbine, the names of the various components, the function of each part and what variables effect how much electricity is generated. Students can engage with the stimulation by virtually experimenting with the wind speed, altitude and diameter.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 07. Design,Build and Test (Energy Transforms)

Suggestions for use: An excellent animation for students to learn more about wind turbine design. Allow students to explore this animation in their groups. Teacher could create a question sheet based on the animation. Students should design their own model of a wind turbine prior to looking at the animation and another design for after the animation. Students should be given time to create their designs and test.

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

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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Hydroelectric Energy - Animation

http://www.dalelittlewood.com/Hydropower%20Plant%20Visualisation.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Ionsamhlú

An excellent animation which explains the how hydroelectricity is generated. Students can check on each aspect of the hydro power plant to visualise the function and read the description. Students can click on each part using the left side tab to see the function of each part up-close. There is also an option to play the animation in one sitting. A quiz is located at the end of the animation whereby students will need to need to place the parts of the hydro-power plant in order.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher can use the animation in lesson as a board presentation.
Alternatively, set students into groups, give each group a different type of energy source to research. The group with hydroelectricity can use the following animation to research.

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

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Wave Energy - Greenpeace Animation

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/files/...MultimediaFiles/Live/Video/5352.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Ionsamhlú

With this animation, student can learn about what wave energy is, how wave energy works in generating electricity, how much energy wave energy could generate, where the first commerical wave power station was and a visual animation on how it worked.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Use the animation as a board display to explain how wave power stations can work or set this animation as a research material for a wave energy group. Each group should have a different form of energy to research and to present on. Allow time for each group to present their projects on sources of energy.

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

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Geothermal Energy

http://www.seedsfoundation.ca/els/Geo/GeoInterface.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cur I Láthair / Ionsamhlú

Lots of information on geothermal energy - including locations, interactive map of canadian geothermal power plants, the Earth's energy, the earths layers, the production of electricity using geothermal, the equipment needed, an animation of geothermal along with issues and impact of using geothermal energy.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Set students a project to research information on each renewable energy source. Advice students to use this presentation when learning about geothermal energy.

Key Skills: Eolas agus Smaointeoireacht a Bhainistiú Managing Myself

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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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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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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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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 07. 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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Energy and Global Warning.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manc...fmanchester/flash/globalwarming.swf Added: 17 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Interactive presentation on Energy and Global warning with Quiz. Excellent animation explaining why the temperature of the Earth is raising.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 07. Influences on the Earth's Climate

Suggestions for use: Pupils given facts about the Earth and Climate change, they will need to match the picture to the fact. A very clear visual animation of what causes the Earths Temperature and what is causing the Earths atmosphere to continue to grow.Plenary: Quiz on what they have learned about Global warning.

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Find your Carbon Footprint

http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/mdixon/ManEnvironment/Footprint-Web.swf Added: 17 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh / Ionsamhlú

Quiz on carbon footprint. Pupils answer questions relating to their own homes energy use and tick the corresponding answers. The animation leads pupil onto the next key question until each pupil is told their carbon footprint status.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 07. Influences on the Earth's Climate

Suggestions for use: Allow students to find their carbon footprint by completing the quiz and answering the questions independently.
After this activity; perhaps get students to draw around their own show imprint to create a poster on their own environmental impact on the world.

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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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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 07. Influences on the Earth's Climate

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Current Issues - Discussions

http://frog.kingsbridgecollege.devo...lanetEarth-CurrentIssues/engage.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Fuaim/físeán / Plean Ceachta / Cur I Láthair / Tagairt

Every issue discussed in full of impact and explores questions and facts that our students need to talk about today for a better future. Topics include modern life, loss of natural habitat and loss of natural resources. A recommended Scoilnet resource!

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 07. Influences on the Earth's Climate

Suggestions for use: A topic to discuss a day to get students thinking about their future needs and wants along with the Earth they will have to life in. Play the videos to promote discussion on the topic.

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

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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 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.

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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.

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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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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: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 07. 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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JC
Science

Strand: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 07. 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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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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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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JC
Science

Strand: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 07. 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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JC
Science

Strand: 04. Physical World

Strand unit: 07. 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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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 07. 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

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Energy Sources Game - Advantages and Disadvantages

http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerup.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche

Use the game to encourage your class to negotiate the advantages and disadvantages associated with each energy source. With this game, students will need to power the city with the funds allocated to them.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Use this activity to get students to think about their locality and power stations. Students need to negotiate their options in groups comparing the power stations with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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

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Starter Energy Sources Game

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/review/power-up/SolarAndWindGame.swf Added: 03 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche

Get pupils thinking about the energy sources and how we need to think like an engineer so that our supply of energy can meet the demand for electricity. From this game, students could then create their own windmills and test their efficiency in the school garden.

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Pupils can use the game as a starter to discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with wind and solar energy.

Key Skills: Bheith Cruthaitheach Dul i mbun Cumarsáide Obair le Daoine Eile

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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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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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Can You Find Ways to Save Energy

http://www.seai.ie/Power_of_One/Downloads/Game/ Added: 26 Mar 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche

A Flash game which looks at different ways of saving energy around the house.

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3-4
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Feasacht agus cúram imshaoil

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Exploring Renewable and Non-renewable resources

http://www.seai.ie/Schools/Post_Pri...ewable_and_non_renewable_resources/ Added: 31 Mar 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Plean Ceachta

Lesson plan that aims to demonstrate that non-renewable energy such as oil, coal, gas and peat are finite and will run out at some stage in the future and to show that renewable energy such as wind, solar, biomass and hydro are alternative, clean options.

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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

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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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5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Suggestions for use: Learn all about sources of energy.

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Energised - Worksheet, Activities and Information

http://sites.bmweducation.co.uk/energised/energised.swf Added: 08 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí / Cur I Láthair

An excellent resource with background notes to the teacher, glossary pdf, lots of pdf activities, worksheets and information sheets. These hidden pdf gems are located by clicking on the tops at the bottom of the page. At the top of the page, you will find tabs on what is energy, energy in the past, energy today and future energy. Activities vary from types of energy, non-renewable, crosswords, nuclear, transportation, wind, wave, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, hydrogen, climate change and environmental awareness.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. Research Different Energy Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher should read the teacher background information and visit the pdf activities and information sheets. These can be printed and given to students to complete in groups or as a class.

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

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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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Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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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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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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JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 06. 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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