Jason Project - Infinite Potential - Stage 3

This excursion links into the Science unit- Physical Phenomena and the Stage 4 Science Syllabus outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to test some renewable energy sources in model format within an environmentally friendly building. The restored Bomb Bunker Number 46 runs on solar power and feeds energy into the power grid. Student will see this in action and then collect primary data to then construct their own renewable energy home. These activities in the field are designed for the students to undertake problem-solving tasks using solar panels, wind meters and volt meters to better understand the nature of utilising these renewable energy types. An interactive hands on component will be explored within the solar powered building looking at different forms of renewable energy such as water and movement generated power sources, Student will also have the opportunity to discuss using interpretive panels other renewable energy sources.

Aim

To develop an understanding that energy is not made it is just transformed.

Energy can come from renewable resources and can be used as an alternative energy source to sustain the environment for future generations

PP S3.4

Identifies and applies processes involved in manipulating, using and changing the form of energy.

INV S3.7

Conducts their own investigations and make s judgements based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions.

UTS3.9

Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigation tasks.

4.3

Identifies areas of everyday life that have been affected by scientific developments

4.6

Identifies and describes energy changes and the action of forces in common situations

4.6.1

The law of conservation of energy

4.6.2

Forces

4.6.3

Electrical energy

4.6.7

Frictional force 

4.11

Identifies where resources are found, and describes ways in which they are used by humans

4.12

Identifies, using examples, common simple devices and explains how they are used

4.14

Follows a sequence of instructions to undertake a first hand investigation

4.15

Uses given criteria to gather first hand data

4.16

Accesses information from identified secondary sources

4.18

With guidance, presents information to an audience to achieve a particular purpose

4.19

Draws conclusions based on information available

4.22

Undertakes a variety of individual and team tasks with guidance

4.27

Acknowledges their responsibility to conserve, protect and maintain the environment for the future