Energy Town

Routes through the activities

There are several ways to use the E.ON Energy Experience resources. You could explore them through a mini-project for example, basing half a term’s science on the theme of ‘energy’.

The table below shows how the online challenges Online challenge icon and activity cards Activity card icon tie in with the topics of electricity, energy and the environment, saving energy and safety.

Routes through

Topic Online challenges and activity cards Main curriculum focus
Electricity Online challenge icon The search for energy (Total duration: 40 mins. Part 1: 10 mins, Part 2: 15 mins, Part 3: 15 mins) Science and geography
Activity card icon 1: Energy in the home Science
Activity card icon 2: The search for energy Science and geography
Activity card icon 3: Substations quiz Science and geography
Activity card icon 4: Make a power station Science
Online challenge icon The town is going renewable (Total duration: 50 mins, Part 1: 10 mins, Part 2: 10 mins, Part 3: 15 mins, Part 4: 15 mins) Science and geography
Energy and the environment Online challenge icon The search for energy (Total duration: 40 mins. Part 1: 10 mins, Part 2: 15 mins, Part 3: 15 mins) Science and geography
Online challenge icon On the trail of the energy wasters (Total duration: 45 mins) Science
Activity card icon 7: Don’t waste energy! Science
Online challenge icon Our new school (Total duration: 25 mins) Science
Online challenge icon The town is going renewable (Total duration: 50 mins, Part 1: 10 mins, Part 2: 10 mins, Part 3: 15 mins, Part 4: 15 mins) Science and geography
Activity card icon 5: Make a wind turbine Science and geography
Activity card icon 6: Non-renewable sources of energy Science and geography
Activity card icon 7: Don’t waste energy Science
Activity card icon 9: Renewable energy sources Science
Activity card icon 10: Renewable energy issues Geography
Saving energy Online challenge icon On the trail of the energy wasters (Total duration: 45 mins) Science and geography
Online challenge icon Our new school (Total duration: 25 mins) Science
Activity card icon 7: Don’t waste energy! Science and geography
Activity card icon 8: Insulation experiment Science and geography
Safety Online challenge icon The search for energy Part 2: Substations (15 mins) Science and geography
Activity card icon 3: Substations quiz Science and geography
Online challenge icon On the trail of the energy wasters (Total duration: 45 mins) Science
Activity card icon 7: Don’t waste energy! Science

A focused mini-project

You can focus on one of the four central topics of the resource – electricity, energy and the environment, saving energy or safety – by introducing the topic to pupils with an online challenge or activity card then letting pupils explore the topic further by completing the online challenge or activity card in groups or individually.

A major energy project

You can base your planning around the four topics of the E.ON Energy Experience – Electricity, Energy and the environment, Saving energy and Safety.

Each topic can be explored through online challenges and/or activity cards as outlined in the table above The information cards summarise the key ideas for pupils and can help them tackle the activity cards.

Introduce topics by demonstrating how the online challenges work before encouraging pupils to tackle the online challenges individually or in pairs, then working through the activity cards. If you are not using the online challenges, you can introduce and reinforce the topics using the activity cards and information cards. Support should be provided where necessary.

A single activity

You can use individual online challenges or activity cards flexibly to address the needs of your pupils such as supplementing their learning during lessons or given as a homework activity. The activities can be used to reinforce pupils’ understanding of energy, find out about renewable and non-renewable energy sources or support other science and geography topics. Guidance is provided in the full list of curriculum links (see links on right).