Renewable and Sustainable - Science and Technology - Stage 3

This excursion links into the Science unit- Physical Phenomena and HSIE components of being Ecologically Sustainable.

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. The final rotational activity involves the students in exploring ways to help create a more sustainable future through observation and data collection with in our Bush Tucker Garden. Students will identify native plants and their uses for aboriginals and how we could use them today and in the future. Simple techniques such as mulching, recycling, reuse, reduce, restore, resell, refuse and repair will also be discussed.


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 makes judgements based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions.


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


Students will:

  • make detailed observations using appropriate technologies
  • discuss the factors that might affect an investigation
  • identify data, which support a particular prediction
  • devise a test that will support or disprove a prediction
  • modify and apply their understanding in the light of their investigation
  • select appropriate tools, hardware, materials, equipment on the basis of their specific function and in order to gather information
  • use resources with consideration for the environment and adopt procedures which minimize waste.