Energy Sparks provides extensive support to teachers and eco-teams in learning about energy and climate change within the context of your own school.
Energy Sparks has an extensive list of built-in energy related activities and lesson plans from which you can choose. These are catagorised by:
The majority of the activities and lesson plans are within the context of your school and make use of the extensive charting and analysis of your school’s smart meter data provided on the website.
Completed activities or lessons can be recorded on the website for which your school will gain points. These points contribute to a scoreboard where you can compare your progress against other schools locally and nationally.
The starting point for teachers using Energy Sparks is your 'Teacher's Dashboard' which is specific to your school.
This provides a focal point for your energy related teaching, including:
Energy Sparks has a separate dashboard designed for school pupils, which presents energy information in a more pupil friendly manner.
The content is focused on encouraging pupils to actively engage in promoting energy saving in the school and take part in energy saving activities. The dashboard aims to provide them with a greater understanding of energy and climate change.
Energy facts are introduced to help pupils understand the energy, monetary or climate impact of energy use within their school.
Support for pupils is provided in designing and carrying out experiments to monitor energy related data and behaviour patterns at school.
The Energy Sparks website is very easy to use, and the children have found it interesting to measure how energy is used differently in different parts of the school… The children are motivated by the competitive element as well as the desire to save money and energy…
Pensford Primary School, Bath
Using energy information provided by Energy Sparks to reduce annual electricity costs by £740.
Using energy information provided by Energy Sparks to save 35% in annual gas use.
Using Energy Sparks to reduce storage heater costs by 28%. This saving covered the installation cost within 16 weeks.