How can sunlight charge my phone?
The Sun’s energy warms our planet, drives its winds and ocean currents, and provides the energy for life to flourish. Today it’s used to produce the electricity our society relies on.
A short 3 minute video explaining the topic for students.
Digital interactive activities can be used in your classroom in conjunction with the video, or independently.
Worksheets and Classroom Activities
Topic PDF worksheets can be used in your classroom either in conjunction with the video or independently.
This Q&A worksheet is designed to quiz students on what they have learned after watching the video.
This is a PDF version of the digital interactive found above.
Pulling ideas from across all topics, this crossword worksheet is a simple resource for use in your classroom.
Teacher notes and Q&A answers
By using the resources available for this topic, your students have the opportunity to learn:
- Solar energy can power home, technology, industry and transport.
- An introduction to where solar energy comes from
- Different methods of turning light from the sun into solar energy
- An introduction to photovoltaic solar cells
Download the crossword worksheet solutions.
Lower Secondary topics are designed for Australian grade 7 and 8 students and are aligned to Australian curriculums.