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Levels 7 & 8 (VELS Level 5)


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10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

Author: Nick Gromicko, Ben Gromicko, and Kenton Shepard

Description: With home heating and energy costs on the rise, many homeowners are looking for innovative and more efficient ways of heating their homes during the winter, keeping them cool in the summer, and above all, keeping their energy bills to a minimum. There are many things, very simple things, that can be done by most homeowners interested in lowering their energy costs. Save energy in your home this season and keep some of that green in your wallet with these simple, effective, and efficient tips.

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Location: HERE

5 star Energy Module

Author: Resource Smart

Description: In the Energy resources section you will find a range of resources for everyone to use ranging from Early Childhood right up to Secondary School. These websites and tools will help support you in your ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic journey and will help your school and community to take action. Your school uses energy for lighting, heating and cooling systems and appliances as well as for hot water systems, and office equipment. Because you can measure, monitor and manage how much energy your school uses and how much it costs, you find ways to save energy at school. That means your school community can take the necessary steps to effectively manage energy consumption, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Levels covered: Early Childhood right up to Secondary School

Location: Download from: HERE

Home Energy Conservation for Kids

Author: Home Advisor

Description: Although US based, this site links to some some great information and links to improving conservation and sustainability at home.

Levels covered: AusVELS - Levels 3 - 10

Location: HERE

Snowy Science Series - Stages 4 & 5 Science Resource Kit

Author: Snowy Hydro

Description: The 'Snowy Science Series' has been designed for use by science teachers and Stage 4 students. These modules can be used to complement classroom activities that have been nominated in the Science Syllabus for study at this level.

Levels covered: Levels 4 - 5

Location: To purchase phone 1800 623 776

Solar Schools

Author: Grass Roots Marketing Alliance

Description: Through this website, schools can take control of your schools energy usage today through the analysis of real energy data in the curricular. Conduct an audit of your schools energy use and start seeing the difference little actions can make on your schools carbon footprint today.

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Location: Download from: HERE

The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Lighting

Author: Kendall Electrical Supplies Ltd.

Description: A factual guide to all the different types of lighting on the market and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Levels covered: AusVELS - Levels 5 - 10

Location: HERE

Work our your personal Greenhouse Gas Calculator

Author: Dr. Mangred Lenzen - University of Sydney

Description: Dr. Lenzen explains in a very simple way the answer to the question: "What has climate change got to do with me?" Easy calculations are given to work out individual greenhouse emissions and takes into account the food we eat, our mode of transport, household electricity and goods and services purchased. The site also gives some averages. See how you compare.

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Location: Download from: HERE