Detective

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Investigating where energy is being used - and wasted - in your school

A collection of 20 activities relevant to a range of subjects and key stages.

Energy audit of the school kitchens

30 KS3 KS4 Citizenship Geography Maths Science

Find out exactly how much food your school is wasting

Run a lunchtime audit

30 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship Maths

Investigate heat loss in your school with a thermal imaging camera

See where the heat energy is escaping from your school

20 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship Design and Technology Science

Investigate how much energy families use at home

20 KS1 KS2 KS3 Citizenship English Geography

Investigate how the school's hot water is heated

10 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Investigate the school's thermostats

10 KS1 KS2 Citizenship Maths Science

Investigate whether the the school's heating and hot water is switched off during the school holidays

Find out whether the school's heating and hot water is running during the school holidays. Reducing gas use in the school holidays is one of the easiest, and cheapest ways of saving lots of energy.

10 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship English Maths

Is your school kitchen planet friendly?

This questionnaire provides a general starting point for pupils to work with kitchen staff to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of their school kitchen.

10 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship

Measure classroom temperatures

5 KS1 KS2 Citizenship Maths Science

Monitor light levels in classrooms

30 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5 Citizenship Geography Science

Thermometers are put in each classroom to monitor room temperature

5 KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 Citizenship Maths Science

Other (please specify)

5 KS1 KS2 KS3