Students will examine sources of energy and decide whether an energy source is sustainable. They will examine fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, solar thermal energy, solar panels, wind energy, water energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy and wave and tide energy.
Investigate the transfer and transformation of energy in electrical circuits, including the role of circuit components, insulators and conductors
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources
Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy
Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions
Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
Explains how energy is transformed from one form to another
Investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force