Exploring energy for primary

Exploring energy for Primary

What is energy?

Energy is the ability to do work. It comes in many forms and is found everywhere in the world.

Where does energy come from?

What are fossil fuels? What is renewable energy? Learn about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. See the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources.

Explore clean energy technologies.

Read about and see animations of solar and wind energy and how they are used.

See how tidal energy works. Find power plants in Australia on the renewable energy map.

Climate change and energy

Watch a video on climate change. See how the world could be more energy efficient. Can your personal carbon choices make a difference?

Find 26 ways to use less energy at and around an interactive house. Learn how using less energy could help to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Cartoon of scene with ocean in foreground, river flowing down the centre from snow-capped mountains and fields either side. Energy sources depicted are a coal power station, electricity towers, wind turbines, solar panel, geothermal power, oil rig, gas pipeline, dam on river for hydro- electricity, sunflowers and tanks representing biofuel and biomass energy

Click the image for the SMART notebook 'What is energy?'

For students

Label the energy sources. Match descriptions of energy sources,

Identify renewable and non-renewable energy and complete quizzes.

For teachers — Syllabus links

Go to Electric Kids. Get oresome resources.

See Energy Star Kids. Play the Energy game (.notebook 5MB).