Global Projects

Solar Explorers

Years F-10

Solar Explorers

Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of developing sustainable energy sources for the future, to work in teams researching, planning and executing a task and to understand the dynamics of working collaboratively with others at remote localities. SDG #7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all and links to #13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Learning Areas



Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (VCSSU049)

Design and Technologies

Identify how people create familiar designed solutions and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (VCDSTS013)



Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another; a change in the temperature of an object is related to the gain or loss of heat by the object (VCSSU063)

Design and Technologies

Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability, that impact on the design of solutions to meet community needs (VCDSTS023)



Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun) (VCSSU078)

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy (VCSSU081)



Identify and investigate issues involving numerical data collected from primary and secondary sources (VCMSP268)


Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (VCSSU090)

Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (VCSSU100)

Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat, light, chemical energy and potential energy; devices can change energy from one form to another (VCSSU104)

Light can form images using the reflective feature of curved mirrors and the refractive feature of lenses, and can disperse to produce a spectrum which is part of a larger spectrum of radiation (VCSSU105)

Design and Technologies

Examine and prioritise competing factors including social, ethical, economic and sustainability considerations in the development of technologies and designed solutions to meet community needs for preferred futures (VCDSTS043)



Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere (VCSSU128)

The Universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems; the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the Universe (VCSSU129)

Electric circuits can be designed for diverse purposes using different components; the operation of circuits can be explained by the concepts of voltage and current (VCSSU130)

Energy flow in Earth’s atmosphere can be explained by the processes of heat transfer (VCSSU132)

Design and Technologies

Critically analyse factors, including social, ethical and sustainability considerations, that impact on designed solutions for global preferred futures and the complex design and production processes involved (VCDSTS054)


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