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AMAZING ideas!

Elisabeth Buecher's Spiky shower curtain

Ways to create, store and use energy efficiently are only limited by our imagination.

Take a look at this KOOKY shower curtain by Elisabeth Buecher. Making clean water for our homes uses lots of energy so this shower curtain makes you have a quick one, or else!

The plastic spikes slowly inflate when you get in the shower. Elisabeth says her design makes people think about water usage in a "disturbing or gorgeous way".

The Blood Lamp and the Spiky shower curtain are just a couple of seriously AMAZING and bizarre green inventions.

Check these out and think about the ideas and the technology.

Could you use any of these ideas to come up with a cool new fuel or way to get the most out of the energy we already have?

sOccket

That's emPOWERing!

sOccket is the brainchild of students from the USA working on a class project.

What they have come up with is a soccer ball that harnesses the kinetic energy - the energy of motion.

The ball stores the energy for later on, so that small electrical appliances, like an LED lamp, can be plugged into the sOccket.

After 30 mintes of play the sOccket can run a powerful LED light for three hours - that's long enough to read a book or do some homework for children who live in countries where electricity is a luxury not everyone can afford.

The girls behind the sOccket were really motivated to help young people in developing counries, but they have inspired everyone to be creative!

 Read more about the cause and just how the sOccket works on their website.

 

The Competition
The competition

We asked Australian students to make a video or convince us in writing about their BIG ideas for a sustainable energy future.

Check out the fantastic videos we received, all about sustainable energy solutions!

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For teachers

Explore the fascinating science edging us closer to low carbon living. This fun, flexible project includes easy-to-use ICT, oodles of resources and FREE lesson plans from CSIRO Education.

Links to Australian curriculum, plus NAPLAN rehearsal.

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