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Welcome to the digital resources for the DCU - Teacher Guide for Ireland.  Here you will find all of the digital resources mentioned in your guide for you to use within your classroom.  Links to downloadable/printable resources are also within each lesson belo

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
  • Lesson 3
  • Lesson 4
  • Lesson 5
  • Lesson 6
  • Lesson 7
  • Lesson 8
  • Lesson 9 & 10
  • Lesson 11 & 12
  • Lesson 13
  • Lesson 14

Purpose:

Learners will consider energy in their everyday lives including what energy is, where it comes from and how it travels.


Digital Resources:

Printable picture and caption matching activity - Journey of Electricity


Sample energy Journey

Printable Energy Audit for Classroom/School


Energy Journey:

Video: How is energy made and delivered to your home

Video: Solar energy for kids: Learn how electricity works

Video: The path of electricity

Video: How is energy generated and how does sit get to our homes  


Purpose:

Learners will examine wind as a source of energy. They will develop an understanding of how wind is formed and consider the factors that impact the location of a wind farm.


Digital Resources

Discussion Images for Lesson 3

Live wind map


Additional Useful Links:

VIDEO: how to make an anemometer 

VIDEO: how to make a wind vane


Purpose: 

Learners will examine how wind turbines function.

Learners will build the LEGO wind turbine and explore how it works.


Digital Resources:

Discussion Images for Lesson 4


Wind Turbines - How they work videos

Wind Turbine detailed video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHUJqTT3THU

How Wind Turbines Work TEDed:How do wind turbines work? - Rebecca J. Barthelmie and Sara C. Pryor


Wind Turbine Video Tours

360-Degree video tour: Wind turbine inside and out https://youtu.be/GvnDSGGYUcE 

Tour of Wind Turbine, narrated by Engineer: Tour A (Wind) Turbine - #RoundIsAShape (U.S. Department of Energy) GoPr


Purpose:

Learners will explore how energy is stored and distributed.


Digital Resources:

Discussion Images for Lesson 5

Google Earth Project: Energy Storage in Ireland


Purpose

Learners will be introduced to the LEGO Education Set (SPIKE Essential or WeDo 2.0).

Learners will be introduced to a simple block-based coding language.

Learners will build and code a motorised LEGO robot.


Digital Resources:

Teacher links to videos/builds - to be added later if needed

Discussion Images for Lesson 5




Purpose: 

Learners will be introduced to sensors and their associated coding blocks.

Learners will build and code a LEGO robot which uses/responds to a sensor.

Learners will begin to consider how sensors could enhance the safety of their LEGO builds.


Digital Resources:

Discussion Images for Lesson 7




Purpose: 

Learners will build and code a motorised LEGO vehicle and then adapt it into an ‘Electric Car’ in order to explore an example of energy consumption.


Digital Resources:

Images of consumer cars; electric and fossil fuel

Discussion Images for Lesson 8




Purpose: 

In teams, learners will create a Team Model that shows ‘Better ways to source, store, and use energy’. Their Team Model can address a specific part of the energy journey, or all of it.


Digital Resources:

Digital Voting/Response Tool to support planning and brainstorming (e.g. Mentimeter, Sli.do)

Team Build Checklist




Purpose: 

In teams, learners will plan, design and create their Team Poster to support their Team Model.


Digital Resources:

Digital Poster software (e.g. Canva, Slides, piktochart)

Digital Voting/Response Tool to support planning and brainstorming (e.g. Mentimeter, Sli.do)

Examples of Team Posters PDF





Purpose: 

In teams, learners will plan for how they will share their Team Model and Team Poster at the final event.


Digital Resources:

Reviewing Sheet and Questions for Final Celebration Event



Purpose: 

Learners will reflect upon the SUPERPOWERED lessons, their Team Model and Poster, and their understanding of energy journeys.


Digital Resources: 

Reflection Prompt Questions

Discussion images for Lesson 14