Renewable vs Non-Renewable Energy
- Identify renewable energy sources
- Describe the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources
- Evaluate different renewable energy resource
- Be aware of the arguments for and against the selection of fossil fuels, renewable energy and nuclear power
This lesson covers renewable energy resources, 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 the various types of energy resources, how they are generated, used and the impact they have on the environment.
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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.
Explore the concept of power using the context of the super-fast SailGP GBR catamaran and the cutting-edge technology of wind turbines. Students will have the chance to build a working model wind turbine and use their new knowledge of calculating power to build the most efficient design. There is also the chance to find out from SailGP GBR sailors and wind industry experts about their fields and careers. The sustainable recycling process of wind turbines is also considered giving students the opportunity to come up with their own solutions.