Is biomass best?

A class activity exploring the advantages and disadvantages of biomass for heating and electricity

10 KS3 KS4 Humanities Languages, Literacy and Communication
This activity aimed at KS3/4 (or UKS2 with support) examines why the use of biofuels to generate electricity or for heating can be a contentious subject.

Following input from a podcast and online research, pupils will identify the most significant advantages and disadvantages of this renewable fuel.  This activity can also be extended into expository writing, a class debate or investigation about your own school's use of biomass.