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7iC Semester 2 - Eco-School Challenge - iCan Make a Change: Energy & Climate

A collaborative unit to focus on eco-issues at Hale School

Challenge

Suggest a way in which Hale School can increase awareness of energy issues and improve energy efficiency within the school.

Topic overview

To make sure everyone has a sound understanding of their preferred eco-topic you are expected to construct bullet-point notes for Energy conservation. Notes are to be submitted by the end of lesson 10. Transfer your focus questions to your note-making sheet and get highlighting.

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Oliver search strategies

Use the Oliver catalogue to search for more items that may be useful for your issue.

Online encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.



 
  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

It is best to access articles by opening  Online Encyclopaedias portal page and then search using general keywords. For example:

Western Power: A Greener Grid (2021)

Where electricity comes from is changing with more renewables, like wind power and solar energy as customers make the most of WA’s sunshine. Our operations are changing too, from switching to LED streetlights, using hybrid electric vehicles and protecting biodiversity. We are working to create a greener grid for everyone.

Australian Energy Consumption by Sector - 2017

Suggested videos

How will climate change affect Australia?

Weblinks

WebLinks is a collection of teacher reviewed websites for topics matching your school subjects. Check for more recommended websites. Some suggestions include:

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on these pages would look like:

Alternative energy 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 18 June 2018, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/alternative-energy/601164

Global warming 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 18 June 2018, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/global-warming/440498

Hughes, L 2017, RESOURCESREPORTSCRANKING UP THE INTENSITY: CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, Climate council.org, accessed 19 June 2018, <https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/cranking-intensity-report/>.