Education

Here you’ll find activity sheets and resources to help bring the energy topic alive in the classroom or at home.

All our materials aim to promote an understanding of low carbon energy and have been designed in line with the National Curriculum, advised by teachers.

PRIMARY EDUCATION MATERIALS

Electricity and Me – Booklet
A 12 page guide to becoming an energy champion, including content on calculating your carbon footprint and low carbon energy. 
12.2mb PDF
Electricity and Me – Teacher Parent Guide
A short guide containing six activities to help teach children about low carbon energy, the resources needed for the activities and information on low carbon energy. 
6.1mb PDF
Curriculum Mapping England
How the six activities align with the National Curriculum for schools in England from Year 3 - 6. 
864.7kb PDF
Curriculum Mapping Wales
How the six activities align with the National Curriculum for schools in Wales from Year 3 - 6. 
459.6kb PDF
Citizenship Document - England
Citizenship information to help schools plan activities for a whole curriculum, with the view of helping to develop citizenship skills. 
26.7kb PDF

PRIMARY PRESENTATION

Primary Presentation – Low Carbon
A short presentation on why there’s a need for low carbon energy, explaining the different forms of low carbon energy generation, with further details on how nuclear energy works. Perfect for helping children understand the Electricity and Me activities. 
10.2mb PPT
Primary Presentation – Presenter Notes
Slide by slide notes for the Low Carbon Primary Presentation. 
124kb PDF

ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS

Activity 1 – Factsheet
Follow on tasks from Activity 1- Carbon Footprint Calculator. 
229.4kb PDF
Carbon Footprint Calculator
To be used with Activity 1 to calculate carbon footprint. 
186.7kb PDF
Simplified Carbon Footprint Calculator
An easy to use version of the carbon footprint calculator for Activity 1. 
472.2kb PDF
Activity 2 – Suggested Websites
To help with Activity 2 – what is low carbon energy? A list of suggested websites to help research climates in the UK and different low carbon energy generation. 
483.6kb PDF
Activity 2 – Weather data
To help with Activity 2 – what is low carbon energy? A list of suggested websites to help research climates in the UK and different low carbon energy generation. 
78kb XLS
Activity 2 - Landscapes
Downloadable copies of the resources which are needed to deliver the activity. 
1.5mb PDF
Activity 2 - Stickers
Downloadable copies of the resources which are needed to deliver the activity. 
1.5mb PDF
Activity 3 – Energy Sources and Percentages
To help with Activity 3 – How much low carbon energy are we using? Data for the energy sources used in the UK and the amount of total energy produced. 
79.5kb XLS
Activity 3 – Factsheet
To help with Activity 3 – How much low carbon energy are we using? Facts about energy sources; wind, solar, tidal, wave, geothermal, hydroelectric, coal, oil and natural gas, nuclear, and biomass. 
190.1kb PDF
Activity 3 – Simplified Energy Source Information Sheet
An overview sheet of energy sources and a list of external websites with more information. 
160.8kb PDF
Activity 4 – Information Sheet
A series of follow-up questions following Activity 4 – How does nuclear energy work? 
184.3kb PDF
Activity 4 - Jig-Saw
Downloadable copies of the wording for the jig-saw to complete the nuclear process. 
452.3kb PDF
Activity 4 - Jig-Saw Words Print-out
Downloadable copies of the wording for the jig-saw to complete the nuclear process 
32.1kb PDF
Activity 4 - Jigsaw Teacher Answer Sheet
The correct process for completing jig-saw. 
452.7kb PDF
Activity 5 – Follow on Activity
How to review the energy your school uses and suggestions on how it could save energy and become greener. To follow Activity 5 – How you can save the planet? 
159.7kb PDF
Activity 5 – Information Sheet
Further information on energy consumption and energy saving ideas, to follow Activity 5 – How you can save the planet? 
165.3kb PDF
Activity 6 – Follow on Activity – Light Meter
Activity using Lux Meter to measure light as part of Activity 5 – How you can save the planet? 
152kb PDF
Activity 6 – How to Make an Anemometer Guide
Information on how to make an anemometer – instrument used to measure wind, as part of Activity 5 – How you can save the planet? 
192.4kb PDF
Activity 6 – Wind Speed Table and Chart
To be used to measure the wind speed results when taken on the anemometer as part of Activity 5 – How you can save the planet? 
75.5kb XLS

ANIMATIONS

Calculating your carbon footprint
A short animation that supports our KS2 outreach programme. The animation introduces the concept of a carbon footprint, what contributes to the global carbon footprint, and how we can take steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

 
What is low carbon energy
A short animation that supports our KS2 outreach programme. The animation introduces renewables as an alternative to fossil fuels and shows some of the different forms of renewable and low carbon energy sources that are used to produce power.

 
How much low carbon energy are we using?
A short animation that supports our KS2 outreach programme. The animation looks at how much renewable energy we use now and how much we may use in the future.

 
How does nuclear energy work?
A short animation that supports our KS2 outreach programme. The animation explains in a simple way how nuclear power is produced and how it gets to our homes.

 
How you can save the planet?
A short animation that supports our KS2 outreach programme. The animation suggests simple ways in which pupils can reduce their impact on the environment.

 

VEGETABLE BATTERIES

Vegetable Batteries – Teacher Quick Start
To help and assist with learning to use fruit and vegetables to create energy. 
76.6kb PDF
Vegetable Batteries – Teacher Guidance
To help and assist with learning to use fruit and vegetables to create energy. 
117.1kb PDF
Vegetable Batteries – Potato Battery
Learning to use fruit and vegetables to create energy 
342.2kb PDF
Power Generation – Worksheet
Information on the different ways power can be generated. 
298.5kb PDF
Creating a Battery
A simple assessment suggestion task for Key Stage 3 using the Veg Battery Kits.  A simple worksheet already prepared for the learner. 
1.2mb DOCX
Science Assessment Task
A self-assessment Physics task using the Veg Battery Kits as a basis to the assessment. 
423.1kb DOCX

APP AND SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Foundation Stage Interactive App
A Welsh medium Foundation Stage App focussing on challenging stereo-typing in the workplace, including 7 films of Jac and Bethan visiting various employers in Gwynedd and Anglesey. App includes interactive activities which are linked to the four themes – Travel, Care, Leisure and Construction. You can also learn the Jac and Bethan song about future opportunities.
   
Electricity and You (App)
A short, fun app designed to get children thinking about how they use electricity in the home and how nuclear power stations generate electricity. The App is also supported by a set of downloadable Maths worksheets. The App can be downloaded onto Apple and Android tablets.  
How much did it cost the class to watch the television yesterday? (Higher)
Education level: Higher 
157kb PDF
How much did it cost the class to watch the television yesterday? (Lower)
Education level: Lower 
154.6kb PDF
Keeping the lights on (Higher)
Education level: Higher 
158.9kb PDF
Keeping the lights on (Middle)
Education level: Middle 
158kb PDF
Keeping the lights on (Lower)
Education level: Lower 
156.6kb PDF
Shape and structure (Higher)
Education level: Higher 
196.1kb PDF
Shape and structure (Lower)
Education level: Lower 
194.4kb PDF
Teachers guidance - Solutions
 
85.6kb PDF

SECONDARY EDUCATION MATERIALS

Secondary Presentation
A short presentation that supports the secondary learning and educates on low carbon energy and energy consumption, along with future career opportunities in the energy sector. 
8.3mb PPT
Secondary Presentation – Presenter Notes
Slide by slide notes to accompany the secondary presentation. 
137.8kb PDF
Employability Skills
A Short Film - Teacher Guide 
398.3kb PDF
Skills Workshop Activity
An employment skills group activity. 
923.4kb PDF
Skills Workshop Activity – Cards
Cards to go with the employment skills group activity. 
438.9kb PDF
Skills Workshop - CV
A sample CV of a student applying for an apprenticeship scheme 
792.4kb PDF
Skills Workshop – Application Letter
An example of a covering letter of a student applying for an apprenticeship scheme. 
949.5kb PDF

WELSH BACCALAUREATE

Welsh Baccalaureate
We have worked in partnership with Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, Anglesey to develop a Global Citizenship Challenge Brief for the Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 National Foundation resource which is now available to download and for assessment.

It asks the question: Nuclear Energy – the way forward? To view the resource, please follow this link