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Age Range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Biology
  • D&T

Energy efficiency 2

What could your school community do to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint?

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 activity in which students will work in teams to investigate the measures that could be applied to reduce the carbon footprint of their own school. They will then prepare a presentation summarising their recommendations.

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.

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