Sustainability action process: Thermal comfort (Years 7–10)

Secondary KLAs:
Science, Technology
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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This resource guides students through an extended school-based or local investigation focussed on thermal comfort using the five-step sustainability action process. The resource supports the investigation of a real-world issue or problem. Students develop and implement a chosen sustainability action and then evaluate and reflect on their success and their learning.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-11PW) discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

(SC5-11PW) explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU116) Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable

(ACSSU155) Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems

(ACSSU190) Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations

(ACSIS144) Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships, including using digital technologies as appropriate

(ACSIS206) Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

(ACHGK070) The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability

(ACHGS079) Present findings, arguments and explanations in a range of appropriate communication forms selected for their effectiveness and to suit audience and purpose, using relevant geographical terminology an

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Energy resources, Power generation, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Environmental impact
Brainstorming, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Practical activity, Problem solving
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 31 October 2016

Resource ID: 7545a09f-c0b1-4a4f-84cb-0daca842443b