Energy is something we all use every day and it comes from a variety of sources: fossil fuels, nuclear, wind, solar and tidal. Global energy consumption is increasing overall, but not everyone has equal access to energy in various parts of the world.
The Energy Topic has some natural overlap with Water, Transport and Food & the Environment.
Earth Hour Pledge
Earth Hour is one special hour to turn off the lights in our classroom or home and think of ways we can help the environment. What will you do for an hour without electricity?
Understanding where energy comes from and how not to waste it is key to reducing carbon emissions.
Energy Savers Activity
If we could all reduce our energy usage we could significantly reduce our carbon emissions.
Energy Source Game (9+)
Learn about the pros and cons of different sources of energy and heat.
Low Carbon Skills
Films and resources made by pupils about how consumer choices can fight climate change.
Resources on climate justice and solar lighting from SolarAid and Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Youth Club Audit (10+)
See if you can reduce the carbon footprint of your Eco-Committee or Youth Club.
Resources From Other Organisations
Online energy analysis tool and education programme to help schools become more energy efficient.
These resources are full of exciting activities to use in the classroom for lessons on climate change, climate justice, energy and solar lighting.
World's Largest Lesson: Energy & Global Goals
Free downloadable classroom activity for 8-11 years examining the link between sustainable energy production and poverty reduction.
Young People's Trust for the Environment - Energy Factsheet>
A factsheet on Energy including various forms energy can take and the story behind humans, energy, fuel and the environment.