Energy home

Curriculum links

Scotland

Use the tables below to see how each activity in the Energy Home supports the curricula for science and environmental studies in Scotland.

Science

  Strand Level Pupils are able to Online challenges Activity cards
Skills in Science: Investigating Carrying out tasks B use simple equipment and techniques to make observations and measurements

The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home

The search for energy: Part 3 Power!

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

1, 7, 8
    C select and use appropriate measurement devices or make appropriate observations

The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home

The search for energy: Part 3 Power!

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

1, 7, 8
    D make an appropriate series of accurate measurements   8
Energy and forces Properties and uses of energy A give examples of everyday appliances that use electricity

The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home

On the trail of the energy wasters

1
    A identify some of the common dangers associated with use of electricity

The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home

The search for energy: Part 2 Substations

On the trail of the energy wasters

3, 7
Energy and forces Properties and uses of energy C

construct simple battery-operated circuits, identifying the main components

classify materials as electrical conductors or insulators and describe how these are related to the safe use of electricity

The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home 4
    D construct a series circuit following diagrams using conventional symbols The search for energy: Part 1 Energy at home 4
Earth and space Materials from Earth B

make observations of differences in the properties of common materials

relate uses of everyday materials to properties

Our new school 8
Energy and forces Properties and uses of energy E give examples of everyday uses of good and poor conductors of heat

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

8
Energy and forces Conversion & transfer of energy D

give some examples of energy conversions involved in the generation of electricity

describe how electrical energy is distributed to homes

name some energy resources

The search for energy

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

The town is going renewable

1, 2, 3, 4, 58, 9, 10
    E explain the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy resources

The search for energy: Part 3 Power!

The town is going renewable

6, 9, 10

Environmental studies

  Strand Level Pupils are able to Online challenges Activity cards
People and Place Human-physical interactions B give some ways in which everyday resources are conserved or recycled locally

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

7, 8
    C describe the main features of some common types of land use The town is going renewable 10
    C describe ways in which resources in Scotland are conserved and recycled

On the trail of the energy wasters

Our new school

7, 8
    D

for a selected land use change or industrial process, describe possible effects, good and bad, on the landscape/environment

describe some methods used and reasons for conserving major resources

The town is going renewable 10
People in society Conflict and decision making in society A identify the conflicting points of view of the participants in a disagreement within a familiar context The town is going renewable 10
Skills in social subjects Preparing for tasks C

plan a sequence of activities for tackling an enquiry, class or homework task

suggest relevant sources of information that might assist in a particular enquiry task

  9
  Carrying out tasks B

select and record specific information for a given purpose from a variety of sources available in the school or local community

select simple techniques to process/classify straightforward information in a variety of ways

  9
  Reviewing and reporting on tasks present conclusions giving reasons   8, 9