Solar Prints

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst is an excellent introduction to the science behind photovoltaics. A useful comparison of the efficiency of energy conversion. Discussion of other issues considered in producing devices to use renewable energy to make electricity.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

(SC4-17CW) explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

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

(SC5-17CW) discusses the importance of chemical reactions in the production of a range of substances, and the influence of society on the development of new materials

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU225) Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances

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

(ACSHE136) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

(ACSSU182) Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Technology, Electricity, Renewable energy
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Resource ID: bbb638ec-c6c1-4d1e-9d4a-d09666913792