Power for the world

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14WebsitePDFPowerpoint

Working in teams pupils explore issues around renewable energy in the developing world and build their own wind turbines. Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya. They look at renewable energy solutions and in the main activity they have the opportunity to design and build their own wind turbine.

The Power for the World Activity was designed for Key Stages 2 and 3 (ages 7-14) by Practical Action to be delivered by university engineering students (from Engineers Without Borders – UK) as a schools outreach activity.

However, the resource can also be used by teachers to deliver to their class themselves. Materials include a PowerPoint, starter activity and all printed resources necessary to deliver an engaging 60-90 minute lesson, but could be extended. A great activity for a science or STEM club.

Visit the website: http://practicalaction.org/power-for-the-world

 

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