Renewable energy

Innovative free teaching resources  on renewable energy suitable for KS2 - 5. Material draws from Practical Action's renewable energy work in developing countries around the world.   Resources include posters, complete lessons, hands on challenges and  homework or extension activities. 

The Solar Challenge & Off-Grid Design competition (UK only)

Our brand new STEM challenge that will inspire 8-14 year old pupils to investigate solar solutions for a community living without electricity in Zimbabwe.

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Smoky Homes

An exciting new STEM project to enable pupils to design and model improved cooks stoves and hoods.

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Further information

Information on renewable energy from Practical Action's website and other recommended sites

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Case studies - Focus on Technology

Six fantastic case studies showing technology to be central to development solutions in different counties.

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Power for the World

Pupils discover out how access to energy differs around the world and get the chance to build their own wind turbine

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Energy and the Global Goals

Two short activities which develop pupils' understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the Global Goals.

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Renewable energy images

Images showing renewable energy projects in action in developing countries

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Enhancement activities

Activities include an energy loop game, renewable energy word search and top ten reasons why renewable energy is cool.

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Renewable energy poster

Poster illustrating the four main renewable energy options for people in developing countries

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Moja Island

Moja Island is a 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.

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Wind Power Challenge

In this STEM challenge pupils look at wind power then design and build a simple wind powered machine to lift a cup off the floor.

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