Renewable Energy and Water Treatment KS3, 4 & 5 and ISEB Common Entrance
Pupils will learn about energy resources, including oil, gas, biomass, food, wind, solar, waves and batteries, the distinction between renewable and non-renewable resources, the pros and cons of each. Pupils will also learn about water as a resource and about solutions to waste.
Activities include: A tour of our site with our solar panels, biomass boiler, woodland, ecorenovated building and live in yurts with solar and wood burners and our natural WET sewage treatment system. Using and building interactive models to look at how solar and wind work to create energy. How solar panels work. Pupils also have the opportunity to walk to a local site where a wind farm was planned and discuss the pros and cons of using wind turbines, with wind measuring.
This is a day of activities inside and out, with visual presentations and discussions on sustainability.
Science: Earth as a source of limited resources and the efficacy of recycling. Electrical current. How the environment can be protected, fossil fuels, energy resources. Geography: Sustainable development. ICT: Measuring physical data. Design and Technology: Investigate new and emerging technologies. Understand developments in D&T, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers, engineers and technologists. Judging the quality of products; resources have been used appropriately; global environmental impact of products and assessment for sustainability. Citizenship: Develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity. Debating a global issue, the interaction of people and the environment.
Pre-visit suggestions: Check out our website http://www.sustainability-centre.org/with your class. Look at the Projects section to learn more about the WET system and our renewable energies on site. Remember to bring cameras with you on the day.
Post-visit suggestions: Fill out the feedback forms that we will send you back at school to reflect on what was learnt during your visit. Join our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/SustainabilityCentre/246307236589 Students can design an energy audit for their school to find out where the school uses and possibly wastes energy. The students can write up a suggested action plan for the school.
Address The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR