Sustainable Houses 1

Much of children's lives is spent in their home or in school and as such we have started this programme by looking at how buildings are constructed, materials that are used and how we get power to them. Above all we look at the most sustainable way for us to build and use our homes.

Much of children's lives is spent in their home or in school and as such we have started this programme by looking at how buildings are constructed, materials that are used and how we get power to them. Above all we look at the most sustainable way for us to build and use our homes.

This collection covers topics such as energy, energy sources, non-renewable and renewable, cost and much more.

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Games

Wasteway Story book

4 - 7yrs Students

The story book is a fun activity where pages can be turned and read out aloud. You can also choose to play the narration which synchronises with highlighted words.

Books

Wasteway Story book

4 - 7yrs Students

The story book is a fun activity where pages can be turned and read out aloud. You can also choose to play the narration which synchronises with highlighted words.

Work sheets

No Energy

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Pupils are asked to consider the implications of, and write a story about, a day with no energy.

The Cost of Energy

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

A simple question sheet asking pupils about how different things might be powered and the costs involved, using the fact sheets for reference.

Wasting Energy

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Pupils are asked to keep a diary over a weekend, listing all the ways in which they have reduced, reused and recycled at home.

Energy Sources

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Pupils are asked to match the energy to the source, by understanding which types of 'fuel' each item uses.

Fun/Fact sheets

Energy

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

A simple explanation of how household objects are powered by electricity, gas or batteries; how people are powered by food; and cars by fuel.

Energy Costs

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Explains food as an energy source for the body; simple description of how some foods are farmed; how food is delivered to shops; how much a food bill could cost.

Energy Sources

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Explains how electricity can be generated through renewable / non-renewable means and how much electricity costs. Followed by a brief explanation of where petrol comes from and how much it can cost.

Saving Energy

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Simple tips to help young children understand the different ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle in everyday life.

Non-Renewable and Renewable Energy

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

A simple explanation of non-renewable and renewable energy sources.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Sustainable Houses

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Extension activities

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Interactive activities

4 - 7yrs Teachers, Parents

Teachers Guide

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Sustainable Houses

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Know the facts

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Parents Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Word banks/Glossaries

Word Bank

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Sheets of energy related terms explained simply.