Best of… Renewable Energy

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This week: Renewable energy for year 7 students studying Earth and Space Science.

Australian Curriculum Code: ACSSU116

Year 7: “Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, including water that cycles through the environment, but others are non-renewable”

• considering what is meant by the term ‘renewable’ in relation to the Earth’s resources
• comparing renewable and non-renewable energy sources, including how they are used in a range of situations


This resource may be useful for students in Senior Secondary looking to secure their basic knowledge and understanding before digging deeper.

Each article should take around 5 minutes to read and activities should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity:

All must: State the difference between a renewable and non-renewable resource.

Most should: Give examples of each, stating the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Some could: Describe how energy can be generated using renewable sources.

Consider which of the above learning outcomes you should be aiming for throughout this activity.

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