Energy and Water
Suitable for: Upper KS2
These three resource sheets combine to help a school investigate the issues behind energy wastage and include: investigating people's behaviour in the building, interviewing the adults in charge of energy use to discover how the system is managed and an investigation of the hot and cold spots.
Suitable for: Primary and Secondary Schools (KS 2/3)
ActionAid provide 10 lessons, each containing suggested lesson plans and resources around energy saving. There are films online. These could be compressed to fit into one half term, six lessons.
Suitable for: KS2
7 lesson plans for KS2 pupils covering hot and cold spots in the classroom, energy efficiency in the home, energy investigations and story activities.
Suitable for KS 1 - 4
Our planet website provides lesson plans, engaging video clips, quizzes and power points on climate change and renewable energy.
Suitable for KS2 - 4, this renewable energy challenge puts students' competitive spirits to the test.
Students are given minimal materials and asked to design a wind powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor. Teachers instruction sheets, related video clips and even certificates are provided.
Suitable for KS3
An exciting challenge and competition to design and build flood-resistant homes: Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding.
Suitable for: KS2/3
Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines.
Suitable for KS2/3/4
Go to the above link to send for WaterAid's free resource pack.
Suitable for KS2/3
A great exercise for learning about renewable energy.
The Water Crisis lesson plans are available for a variety of ages.
Supporting Materials and Projects
Suitable for: Primary and Secondary
Range of information and newsletters suggesting ways to embed sustainable energy and water in the curriculum.
Suitable for: Primary and Secondary Schools (KS 2 - 4)
Activity cards and accompanying information sheets of various qualities. Good source of short class activities.