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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • Biology
  • D&T

Energy efficiency 1

Describe and explain what sustainable technologies could be used in school

This activity uses the example of Howe Dell Primary School, which was designed with the principle of being a sustainable school. This provides a context to explore how well the students’ school compares, and what simple energy savings they could introduce to reduce their carbon footprint and save money as well. By using the example of Howe Dell Primary School, students have the opportunity to see how cutting-edge technology and science is being applied.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging starter activity in which students will be shown the Green School video and use this in discussion to clarify their understanding of the terms of sustainable energy and carbon footprint.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Remember, you can download the activity sheets below for free!

All activity sheets and supporting resources (including film clips!) are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students' and your schools' needs.

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