Pupils will work in teams and take part in a fun, introductory quiz to highlight issues with our energy use and supply in Scotland. They will then move on to take control of Scotland’s energy budget, using excel and Lego to develop energy plans for a number of different scenarios. They will have the opportunity to design their own plan, taking into account renewables, fossil fuels, emission targets and overall costs. They will gain an idea of the complexity involved in planning and the challenges faced by the Scottish Government and wider society.
Planet Earth: By contributing to an investigation on different ways of meeting society’s energy needs, I can express an informed view on the risks and benefits of different energy sources, including those produced from plants.
Topical Science: Having selected scientific themes of topical interest, I can critically analyse the issues, and use relevant information to develop an informed argument.
People. Place and Environment: I can discuss the sustainability of key natural resources and analyse the possible implications for human activity.
Listening and talking: When I engage with others I can make a relevant contribution, ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute and encourage them to take account of others’ points of view or alternative solutions.
I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, exploring and expanding on contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.