Resources to inspire young minds
Key Stage 2 (age 7 – 11)
Electricity and Me (Activity Pack)
This is designed to engage children and introduce them to the science behind low carbon energy, including nuclear. The pack supports STEM (science technology, engineering and maths) subjects and promotes group discussion, independent thinking and problem-solving skills. As well as a teacher and parent guide, the pack includes a PowerPoint presentation, animations and an ‘Electricity and Me’ guide to help pupils complete the activities.
Each of the six activities can be completed in class or at home and will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes, although some will require a little preparation.
The six activity sessions incorporate a mixture of animations, worksheets and practical activities. These are:
- Calculating your carbon footprint Animation and worksheets
- What is low carbon energy? Animation and worksheets
- How much low carbon energy are we using? Animation and worksheets
- How does nuclear energy work? Animation and worksheets
- How you can save the planet? Practical activity and worksheets
If you are a school based in Anglesey, Gwynedd or Conwy and would like support to deliver the activities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Please note we can only deliver sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We also support Act on STEM, a campaign launched in 2017 by the North Wales Economic Ambition Board to encourage greater awareness of the opportunities a career in science, technology, engineering and maths could open. You can find out more here.
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.
Links to the app