Global Learning London

Energy – Curriculum Planning

Curriculum planning


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

: 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. …

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Energy – Teacher ideas

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


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

Practical Action, 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…

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

Catlin Arctic Survey
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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