Is It Environmentally Friendly?

Intended Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to:

  • identify natural resources
  • understand the difference between renewable resources and non-renewable sources of energy
  • understand that many sources of energy will eventually run out and understand the importance of converting to renewable forms of energy.

Teaching Rationales

Students will learn how to classify statements about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.

Learning Areas, Strands, Achievement Objectives

5 Science

Nature of Science
Participating and contributing

  • Students will develop an understanding of socio-scientific issues by gathering relevant scientific information in order to draw evidence-based conclusions and to take action where appropriate.

Physical World
Physical inquiry and physics concepts

  • Students will identify and describe the patterns associated with physical phenomena found in simple everyday situations involving movement, forces, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, waves, and heat.
5 Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to understand how people's management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability.

Activity-specific Achievement Objectives

5 Science

Nature of Science
Participating and contributing

  • Students will develop an understanding of the need to use renewable forms of energy.

Physical World
Physical inquiry and physics concepts

  • Students will identify and describe the issues around the use of non-renewable energy, and the need to use renewable energy resources.
5 Social Sciences

Social Sciences

  • Students will gain knowledge to identify natural resources, to understand the difference between renewable resources and non-renewable energy, and to understand the reason for, and importance of, converting to renewable forms of energy.