Energy Town

Curriculum links

England

Use the tables below to see how each activity in the Energy Home supports the curricula for science and geography in England.

Science

Programme of study Knowledge, skills and understanding Pupils should be taught Online challenges Activity cards
Sc1 Scientific enquiry Ideas and evidence in science 1a that science is about thinking creatively to try to explain how living and non-living things work, and to establish links between causes and effects.

The search for energy

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

The town is going renewable

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
   

2e to use simple equipment and materials appropriately and take action to control risks

2f to make systematic observations and measurements, including the use of ICT for data logging

2g to check observations and measurements by repeating them where appropriate

2h to use a wide range of methods, including diagrams, drawings, tables, bar charts, line graphs and ICT, to communicate data in an appropriate and systematic manner

2i to make comparisons and identify simple patterns or associations in their own observations and measurements or other data

2j to use observations, measurements or other data to draw conclusions

2k to decide whether these conclusions agree with any prediction made and/or whether they enable further predictions to be made

2l to use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain observations, measurements or other data or conclusions

  4, 8
Sc3 Materials and their properties Grouping and classifying materials

1a to compare everyday materials and objects on the basis of their material properties, including hardness, strength, flexibility and magnetic behaviour, and to relate these properties to everyday uses of the materials

1b that some materials are better thermal insulators than others

Our new school 8
Sc3 Materials and their properties Grouping and classifying materials 1c that some materials are better electrical conductors than others The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home 1
Sc4 Physical processes Electricity 1a to construct circuits, incorporating a battery or power supply and a range of switches, to make electrical devices work The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home 1

Geography

Knowledge, skills and understanding Pupils should be taught Online challenges Activity cards
Geographical enquiry and skills

1b to collect and record evidence

1c to analyse evidence and draw conclusions

On the trail of the energy wasters 10
  1d to identify and explain different views that people, including themselves, hold about topical geographical issues The town is going renewable 10
 

2a to use appropriate geographical vocabulary

2d to use secondary sources of information, including aerial photographs

2f to use ICT to help in geographical investigations

2g decision-making skills

The town is going renewable 10
Knowledge and understanding of places

3a to identify and describe what places are like

3d to explain why places are like they are

3e to identify how and why places change and how they may change in the future

Our new school

The town is going renewable

4, 5, 10
Knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes 4b to recognise some physical and human processes and explain how these can cause changes in places and environments

The search for energy: Part 3 Power!

6, 7, 9, 10
Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development

5a to recognise how people can improve the environment or damage it, and how decisions about places and environments affect the future quality of people's lives

5b to recognise how and why people may seek to manage environments sustainably, and to identify opportunities for their own involvement

The search for energy: Part 3 Power!

6, 7, 9, 10