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Energy – Curriculum Planning

Curriculum planning

Energy

Literacy, Language and Communication
investigate non-fiction texts on renewable energy initiatives such as solar and wind power as cross curricular study on energy;

Through visual literacy, pupils debate and discuss energy and how it is sourced, eg photographs of oilfields, miners in China, wind turbines, hydro-electric power in Europe;

Pupils talk and write about their opinions and explain their views on energy, e.g.

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Energy – Activities

Energy
Activities
: Quick, little preparation required

A day in my life…
Ask learners to keep a log of a day in their consumer life, listing all the items they use and consume over the course of a day.  Plot this information in different ways: recyclable or non-recyclable; one use or multiple uses; from living sources (animal and plant) or non-living sources etc.  Consider the energy required to produce the goods and transport them to the point of use.…

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Energy – Teacher ideas

Energy
Activities: lesson plans, schemes of work and projects

Energy reduction: re-use, reduce, recycle
Ask the children to tell you about recycling.  Explain to them that recycling has three parts called the 3 Rs – re-use, reduce and recycle.  Explain these terms using the following as a guide:

Re-use: before you throw items away, think how they can be reused.…

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energy – Learning about

Energy

Learning about….Resources and web-links for the classroom

Practical Action, Power for the World

http://practicalaction.org/power-for-the-world

Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines.  Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya.…

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Energy – Teaching about…

Energy
Teaching about….Resources and web-links for the teacher

Catlin Arctic Survey
http://www.catlinarcticsurvey.com
The team undertakes expeditions to do systematic monitoring through ice cores, etc of the decreasing thickness of arctic ice as a result of climate change and global warming.  Their education programme is directed at schools – to with lots of new material on global warming/geo-physical evidence of climate change.…

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