Jakab, C. (2007) Energy use. McMillan, South Yarra, Australia
Essential facts are provided in this well set out resource on how the environment is seriously being threatened and solutions are offered for a sustainable future. Provides information on alternative energy supplies (Activity 4). Questions are raised and you are made to think about the future. Interesting reading and a useful glossary.
BBC Schools Website School Science Clips Changing Circuits
This fun website is to be used with Activity 2. There are three sections in Changing Circuits. 'READ' has simple yet interesting information and also diagrams and symbols used in circuits. You should complete this activity and then progress to 'PLAY' the colourful interactive activity where you must move parts to create different circuits. Finish with 'QUIZ' which can be printed out with your score. Activities are available at different levels to suit a range of abilities.
Website: Alternative Energy Sources . It can be found at: http://saveenergy.about.com/od/alternativeenergysources/a/altenergysource.htm In the opening paragraph of this article, Jeffrey Orloff gives some information about why we need to explore alternative energy sources. Next there is an explanation of sources of alternatives, which begins with a fairly concise definition of each one. An adult level of language is used in this site. Research tip: Use your website evaluation sheet to explore this site. How do you know if this author has credibility? What could you do to find out? What is About.com? How can you tell if it is considered to be a reputable source of information?
Energy kids (2006) Energy Australia.
This site is easily located on the school intranet and ties in with the Electricity and safety kit, 2002 (363.1ELE). This is a fun interactive site produced by Energy Australia in 2006 and it includes a comprehensive glossary. Search the site for information on your project and use the PLUS model questions to keep you on track.