A suite of 3 lessons for Key Stage 3 with accompanying PowerPoint presentation to compare the pros and cons of different types of renewable and non-renewable energy.  Meets the following National Curriculum requirements:

  • consider the nature and origin of fossil fuels and renewable sources of energy and how their use has implications for the environment (KS3 Science Unit 7I - Energy resources)
    With cross curricular links to:

  • KS3 Geography  - understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems

  • Citizenship Education - regarding geopolitical issues around location of fossil fuel

Lessons cover the following themes:

1) What are fossil fuels?

2) What are renewable energy resources?

3) What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different energy resources?

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