Wind & Water: making use of the elements

Understanding how forces work and the way in which certain properties of different materials can be utilized essential components of learning in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. Investigating the way in which  waterwheels and windmills work, and the properties of materials used to construct them, opens students’ eyes to possibilities for future innovation. I’m providing some lesson plans on my Australian Curriculum: Pinterest board which will be useful for teachers aiming to unpack these concepts and provoke further investigation.

watermill windmill

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