Discover the history of electricity with this interesting poster, detailing its discovery to the present time. Including the role of amber, the first town in the UK to install a public electricity supply, the construction of the National Grid and impact of war and climate change.
A fascinating timeline showing how packaging has evolved - Packaging was invented to make food and drink last longer, but it’s become a BIG cause of waste. Could new packaging innovations and a clampdown on waste herald a brighter future?
Find out more about the food we waste in the UK - includes fascinating facts and tips for reducing the amount of food you waste.
This is an assembly about waste associated with food and its packaging, with NEW content added for Waste Week 2018 You can use these slides to discuss the topic with students and/or to launch your Waste Week campaign. Contains teachers’ notes.
Learn more about ecology and biodiversity with this in-depth look at the topic of bumblebees and pollination. This is an ideal research resource for older students to discover the symbiotic relationship between flowers and bees.
Learn about Biodiversity. Contains teachers’ notes – see the notes panel in ‘edit slides’ mode.
What are the pros and cons of electric vehicles? Students discuss the environmental pros and cons of electric vehicles. In this activity students learn how electric vehicles operate and work out how often they need to be charged.
This poster shows four exciting ways to upcycle a bucket, combining creative thinking with Design and Technology practical skills. You can challenge your students to come up with their own ideas, who knows what you might produce?
Why do we need to keep carbon balanced? In Carbon Cycle Capers, students learn about how carbon moves throughout the climate system in the exciting illustrated story of Casey the carbon atom. There is also a fantastic interactive game on carbon sinks and sources which reinforces learning. This activity should be run over two sessions if you intend to complete the whole lesson plan. Your step-by-step guide to getting started and all the resources you need are below. Produced in collaboration with the Met Office.
In Flight Test Engineers, students will learn how to make, test and fly their paper aeroplanes. The lesson focuses on developing students’ understanding of how to carry out a ‘fair test’ and forces to explain the motion of their paper planes. Students share their ideas about how different wing shapes lead to different forms of flight. They make a prediction and plan a test, make and record measurements, and present and evaluate their results.
This poster shows four exciting ways to upcycle a spade, combining creative thinking with Design and Technology practical skills. You can challenge your students to come up with their own ideas, who knows what you might produce?
Did you know that many of the things you find outside your home are made from recycled materials? Discover how playgrounds and football stadiums are often made using recycled materials.
Learn more about weather and climate, the greenhouse effect and climate change with this assembly. It contains colourful images and diagrams to engage students. There is also a teachers’ notes section with all the information you will need to discuss each slide – see the notes panel in ‘edit slides’ mode.
Explore how carbon moves throughout the climate system in the exciting illustrated story of Casey the carbon atom. Use the interactive game on carbon sinks and sources to reinforce learning. This activity should be run over two sessions to complete the whole lesson plan. Produced in collaboration with the Met Office.
Did you know that laptops use 85% less energy than desktop computers? Or that you could save £90 a year by showering a minute less every time? Find out more facts and tips on how to save energy at home with the factsheet and get saving!
Now you’ve watched the wind power film featuring Busta and Pong, take our quiz to find out how much you can remember! Students are challenged to remember the facts about wind turbines, as well as list the advantages and disadvantages of wind power.
How much energy can you generate by exercising? In this activity students discover ‘people power’. They investigate the fact that people generate power when they exercise. They calculate their own power output and compare it to that of a professional athlete.
Discover the mechanics of a wind turbine and consider the benefits of this energy source. Carry out a school survey, collect data and evaluate it to see if there is a potential site for a wind turbine. Explore opportunities in the local community for fundraising and awareness events.