Education Module Topic : Renewable Energy is for Everyone
Lesson Title : Solar Power to the Nation
Target Audience : Year 9
Outcomes Targeted :
Science – Energy and Change – level 4 “Students compare sources of energy, such as coal, gas,
the sun and wind, in terms of their ease of use, cost …”
Estimated Duration : ½ hour
Lesson Aim : To introduce the students to the concept of solar power. Also to provide an
oportunity for students to show prior knowledge.
Lesson Summary : Class reads a “Behind the News” story and uses this information to complete
a KWLH chart.
Resources Required :
You will need:
Computer and projector with Internet access
Students will need:
Computers with Internet access
Class reads a “Behind the News” story and uses this information to complete a KWLH chart.
Students will be conducting a KWLH chart about „solar power‟.
A class brainstorm will allow students to fill out the “Know” column.
Class reads transcript from a “Behind the News” story – to be found at
Students use this reference to complete the “Learnt” column of the chart.
Students should now consider and write down 3 things that they “Want to Learn”.
Students also think about “How I/we can learn more”.
You might choose to let early finishers come up and write their “Want to Learn” ideas up on the
Class watches slideshow found at
Students to add 3 new “Learnt” items to their KWL chart.