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waterfall
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Publication Date: 15 September 2016

Description: In this investigation, different forms of energy and how they can be transformed from one form to another are investigated through examining the transformations involv

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS148
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS144
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
Energy cover
5
Publication Date: 21 November 2014

An inquiry-based learning sequence of hands-on activities, digital interactives, animations and videos that cover energy types, gravity, mass, weight, inertia, work, force, simple machines, frictio

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS148
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Use scientific knowledge and findings from investigations to evaluate claims... > ACSIS234
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and... > ACSIS141
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS144
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS139
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the world and is... > ACSHE134
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE136
A tennis ball sitting on top of a basketball
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Publication Date: 21 April 2014

This website contains instructions for an effective demonstration of the transfer and transformation of energy in a bouncing ball.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and... > ACSSU155
Two steel springs
5
Publication Date: 17 March 2014

This downloadable resource is a student worksheet of questions relating to the conservation of energy during the motion of an oscillating spring.

Type of Resources: Student worksheet
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
Conservation of energy diagrams
5
Publication Date: 17 March 2014

This is a student worksheet of questions relating to a short practical activity about the conservation of mechanical energy during the motion of an oscillating spr

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to... > ACSIS200
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS203
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences
Stick figure on skate ramp
5
Publication Date: 17 March 2014

This is a student worksheet of questions relating to the conservation of energy, specifically relating to mechanical energy being the sum of kinetic and gravitatio

Type of Resources: Student worksheet
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences
Roller coaster
5
Publication Date: 17 March 2014

This online resource is a tutorial on the concepts of the conservation of total mechanical energy (TME) during energy transformations.

Type of Resources: Interactive/Simulation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences
Two metal springs
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Publication Date: 17 March 2014

This online resource is a simulator that allows students to study the effect on springs of falling masses under various conditions.

Type of Resources: Interactive/Simulation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences
An artist's impression of a tennis ball on top of a basketball
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Publication Date: 16 March 2014

This online resource give details of a teacher demonstration on the energy transformations involved in a collision between a basketball and a tennis ball.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to... > ACSIS200
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS203
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics > ACSSU229
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences
Hand holding a pendulum
0
Publication Date: 16 March 2014

This website link shows the steps taken in a student practical activity that focuses on how to build a double pendulum system to illustrate the conservation of en

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS198
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences

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