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 Fact sheets 4 to 7 

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 4-7, Energy Energy: A simple explanation of how household objects are powered by electricity, gas or batteries; how people are powered by food; and cars by fuel.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 4-7, Energy Costs Energy Costs: 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.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 4-7, Energy Sources Energy Sources: 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.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 4-7, Saving Energy Saving Energy: Simple tips to help young children understand the different ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle in everyday life.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 4-7, Word Bank Word Bank: Sheets of energy related terms explained simply.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 4-7, Renewable Energy Non-Renewable and Renewable Energy: A simple explanation of non-renewable and renewable energy sources.

 Work sheets 4 to 7 

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 4-7, No Energy No Energy: Pupils are asked to consider the implications of, and write a story about, a day with no energy.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 4-7, The Cost of Energy The Cost of Energy: A simple question sheet asking pupils about how different things might be powered and the costs involved, using the fact sheets for reference.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 4-7, Wasting Energy Wasting Energy: Pupils are asked to keep a diary over a weekend, listing all the ways in which they have reduced, reused and recycled at home.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 4-7, Energy Sources Energy Sources: Pupils are asked to match the energy to the source, by understanding which types of 'fuel' each item uses.

 Fact sheets 7 to 11 

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Pipes and Cables Pipes and Cables: Explanations of what a pipe is, and what it is used for within the home, followed by an explanation of a cable and its different uses.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Buildings Buildings: Easy definitions of commonly used building materials with a brief explanation of where some of these materials can be sourced.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Windows Windows: A simple explanation of what windows are, how they work and the different types of glazing available.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Doors Doors: What a door does and why we use them, coupled with a simple explanation of the types of materials from which a door can be made including the types of fittings commonly used. Followed by examples of door prices.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Roof Roof: Descriptions of different types of roof, why we have roofs and what they are commonly made from, as well as examples of ways to make your roof more energy efficient.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Water Water: A brief explanation of where tap water comes from, how waste water is removed from homes, and how it can be recycled and reused as grey water.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Gardens Gardens: A list of common things that might be found in a garden followed by a section on, growing your own fruit and vegetables linked to the concept sustainable living.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Fields Fields: A list of things that you might see in a field, including a brief explanation of wind turbines and how they can be placed in fields, alongside crops and animals, as a method of generating sustainable energy.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: About how recycling works and what can be recycled, and getting pupils to consider what items can also be reduced or reused.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Fact sheet 7-11, Glossary Glossary: Sheets of energy related terms explained simply.

 Work sheets 7 to 11 

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Energy Dilemma Energy Dilemma: A simple question sheet asking pupils what they would do if they lived in a house with no pipes or cables.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Material World Material World: Pupils are asked to complete a table listing what types of materials they would use to build with in different climates, their advantages and disadvantages.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Window Count Window Count: Pupils are asked to carry out a class survey to find out how many windows fellow pupils have at home, how many are single or double glazed; have curtains or blinds. They are then asked to work out the average and draw a graph.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Desirable Doors Desirable Doors: By collecting cuttings of doors and door fittings, pupils can create an 'ideal' door and price it according to their research.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Roofing Roofing: Pupils must answer a series of questions based on the knowledge they have acquired from the accompanying 'Roof' fact sheet.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Water Butt Water Butt: Pupils are asked to draw a house and add a water butt to it. Pupils can then label their drawing to show how water enters and exits, a house and the different uses for rainwater collected by the butt.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Grow your Garden Grow your Garden: Pupils are asked to plan and write a story about their own 'sustainable' garden.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Work sheet 7-11, Farm your Field Farm your Field: Pupils are asked to research sustainable farming - the types of crops that grow well in our climate and the needs of the community at large. Pupils can then plan out and draw their farm.

 At Home 7 to 11 

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Activity sheet 7-11, Energy Saving Tips at home Energy Saving Tips at home: Ideas and tips for pupils to use at home to help save energy in the house, in the garden and when shopping.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Activity sheet 7-11, Home Improvements Home Improvements: Pupils are asked to conduct a survey of their home and list the things they can do in each room to make their home more energy efficient.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Activity sheet 7-11, Energy Grid Energy Grid: Pupils are asked to complete a grid to monitor how much energy has been used over by the TV, kettle and washing machine, and then list things they have recycled.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Activity sheet 7-11, Three Small Things Three Small Things: Pupils are encouraged to choose three things they will do to be more sustainable at home, using some of the suggestions in the Energy Saving Tips at Home sheet.

Teachers, Sustainable Living - Activity sheet 7-11, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Pupils are asked to look at all items in their home to see what can be reduced, reused and recycled, and to make a montage out of their findings.