Energy Resources

All | Physics | Science | 11-16

Learning Objectives

  • Define what fossil fuels are
  • Explain how power is generated from fossil fuels and nuclear power
  • Describe the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  • Evaluate fossil fuels as an energy resource

Lesson Description

This lesson covers energy resources, and where they come from. Using the exciting context of the America’s Cup boat, and the changes that have occurred over the years using historic information from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Students are encouraged to think about where energy comes from, how it can be stored and how it can be used to allow an America’s Cup boat to sail at up to 60mph.



For immediate access to all of our free Key stage 3 and 4 STEM teaching resources.

1.Energy Resources Powerpoint for the lesson on energy resources.
electricity generation 2.Electricity Production Worksheet Worksheet to aid learning about the production of electricity

Energy Stores video, presented by INEOS TEAM UK sailor David “Freddie” Carr

4.Video Transcript Video accessibility transcript

Key Stage 3 and 4 –National Curriculum teaches pupils about topics such as climate change, use of natural resources and the impact of human actions on the environment in the science programmes of study.

This includes study of renewable and non-renewable energy sources in Key Stage 4 physics and the efficacy of recycling in Key Stage 3 chemistry. This enables students to study topics that will support their understanding of energy resources, including the impact of technology on developing sustainable sources of energy.


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