Working in… Earth Sciences – Solar Energy Storage Researcher

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Follow Solar Energy Storage Researcher Rhys on a typical day as he tries to solve the issue of solar energy storage using his knowledge of chemicals and experimenting to find out if his predictions are cost-effective and actually practical in the modern world.

He explains how his enjoyment of maths and science in school was key to pursuing this as a career, and how he hopes to make a difference by wean us off non-renewable energy sources and helping to combat climate change.

This resource is best suited to Year 4, 8, 9, and 10 Chemistry and Physics student who are learning about heat energy, materials and states of matter.

Working In… Earth Science – Solar Energy Storage Researcher

Video length: 4:35 mins

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Years: 4, 8, 9, 10


Chemical Sciences – Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy


4 & 8-10