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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: Guide/notes

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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JC
Geography

Strand: Energy and Fossil Fuels

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

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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EIA Energy Kids

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

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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Energy and Power

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • study aspects of social, artistic, technological and scientific developments over long periods
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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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
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Energy and Power

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • refer to or use appropriate timelines
  • study aspects of social, artistic, technological and scientific developments over long periods

Suggestions for use: More for teacher information.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Adventures in Energy

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

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
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources
  • recognise and investigate aspects of human activities which may have positive or adverse effects on environments

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
Geography

Strand: Energy and Fossil Fuels

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?

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Science Unleashed - Energetic Ecosystems

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

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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Language: English
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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: Lesson Plan

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Friction (PDF)

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

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Gears (PDF)

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

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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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: Lesson Plan

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
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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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: Assessment / Game / Guide/notes

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
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Environmental awareness

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the importance of the Earth's renewable and non-renewable resources
  • come to appreciate the need to conserve the Earth's resources
  • foster an appreciation of the ways in which people use the Earth's resources

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

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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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