Science

Infuse excitement and curiosity into science education through real-world learning of interconnected systems. Students will gain real-world applications, engage in scientific inquiry, and explore the marvels of the natural world.

Tuning into the documentary_Years 7-11

1hrs

Tuning into the documentary (7-11, UK)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full.

5&6 Reducing out carbon footprint_maths

1hr 4mins

Reducing our carbon footprint (UK)

In this lesson, students will investigate the measurement of CO2 as outputs per individual and household, in terms of kilograms of CO2 per annum. They will examine the carbon footprint of average Australians in comparison to the world average and to countries such as Bangladesh, as featured in a clip from 2040. Students will then engage in some mathematical problem solving by seeking to maximise their ‘household’ carbon savings given a set of constraints. This lesson can be used by students to extend on learning covered in 2040 – The Maths of Carbon – 5 & 6.

the maths of carbon_.2

1hr 5mins

The maths of carbon

In this lesson, students will view a clip from 2040 and examine data related to CO2 in the atmosphere.

Finding out_exploring energy

2hrs 31mins

Exploring the themes of 2040 (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040. Students begin by clarifying the key terms used in the 2040 documentary. They then work in groups to investigate some of the challenges we face as identified in the documentary (including energy, transport, and food production). They work in groups to brainstorm solutions to these challenges and are then are invited to watch and reflect on the 2040 documentary film.

5&6 Reducing out carbon footprint_maths

1hr 5mins

Reducing our carbon footprint

In this lesson, students will investigate the measurement of CO2 as outputs per individual and household, in terms of kilograms of CO2 per annum.

the maths of carbon_.2

1hr 5mins

The maths of carbon

In this lesson, students will view a clip from the documentary 2040 and examine data related to CO2 in the atmosphere.

Exploring Energy 2040

2hrs

Exploring energy (UK/Ireland)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with the topic of energy. Students begin by clarifying key terms around energy before participating in a group jigsaw activity to investigate different types of energy. They then explore a case study about local energy production from the documentary before creating a scientific poster to communicate their own ideas for local energy. Finally, students reflect on their learning by considering the question; “What is your energy 2040?”

Exploring Energy 2040

2hrs

Exploring energy (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of energy. Students begin by clarifying key terms around energy before participating in a group jigsaw activity to investigate different types of energy. They then explore a case study about local energy production from the documentary before creating a scientific poster to communicate their own ideas for local energy.

Finding out_exploring energy

2hrs

Exploring energy

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with 2040, focusing on the topic of energy.

Understanding Persuasion – English – Years 7&8

4hrs 50mins

A 2040 vision for your community (US)

This teaching resource provides you with multiple lessons worth of material that can be used to immerse students in, and connect with, the positive sustainability messages explored in the documentary film 2040. Students take inspiration from the solutions presented to propose ideas for leading their community to a better future. It has been designed to guide students through a project where they will consolidate and extend learning from any of the other lessons in the 2040 units.

Energy And Sustainability – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Energy and sustainability (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of sustainability and renewable energy. Students begin by exploring the concept of sustainability and work in groups to investigate different types of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices. Students create a presentation and scientific poster to explain which type of renewable energy or which energy efficiency practices would be best suited to their area.

Renewable Energy – Science – Years 7&8

1hr 40mins

Renewable energy (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of renewable energy. Students begin by exploring what we mean by renewable and non-renewable resources, and investigate a range of resources, classifying them as either renewable or non-renewable based on their regeneration rates. Students explore how understanding the benefits of renewable energy can improve and empower communities by looking at and comparing a range of community energy projects.