Learn about where our electricity and gas comes from and their impact on the environment

Pensford Primary School, Thursday, 22 November 2018
10 Learning KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

What you did

We discovered that energy can come from different sources, such as coal, biodegradable waste, gas, oil, and solar. We also talked about carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - we need a little to keep the earth the right temperature, but at the moment we have too much, so we have global warming. 

Activity description

This lesson will provide pupils with an overview of how electricity is produced, including fossil fuels and renewables, where our gas comes from and how our energy use affects the environment.

Three activities, including videos, infographics and worksheets, will provide a solid basis for whole classes or smaller groups for further energy research and projects. 

Energy Sparks supports Pensford Primary School in partnership with Bath and NE Somerset Council, Schools Climate Network, Bath and West Community Energy, and Bath Hacked