Energy in a Low Carbon Future

Case Studies

Energy in a Low Carbon Future

In 2013, the CSIRO was working with the Global CCS Institute to develop an education resource on “Energy in a Low Carbon Future” to complement the existing “Introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage” education material.

Tessellate Communication (as North Partners) was engaged to develop this education resource to:

  • increase public understanding and acceptance of CCS
  • Increase commercial opportunities for CCS
  • Equal treatment of CCS with other clean energy technologies in energy and climate change policy.

The education material developed was broader than the “Introduction to Carbon Capture and Storage” material and focussed on the wider energy and climate change context. It was delivered (on time and on budget) in five sections:

  • Section 1: Scope of this resource
  • Section 2: Background notes for teachers
  • Section 3: Primary units (activity descriptions and student resource sheets aimed at students aged 8-11 years approximately)
  • Section 4: Secondary units (activity descriptions and student resource sheets aimed at students aged 12-15 years approximately)

The final resource was:

  • scientifically sound and rigorous
  • applicable in a global context and not specific to any one country’s school-based curriculum
  • used an inquiry based educational approach
  • was designed to be attractive for teachers to use, with minimum additional input.

In delivering the resource we:

  • incorporated information and examples from a variety of countries
  • obtained all copyright and necessary permissions for any of the resources, activities or graphics reproduced in the education resource
  • provided all materials to CSIRO to undergo a scientific (subject matter) and education (teacher and curriculum) review process.

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