Renewable Energy Workshop
Eco workshop for schools (ideal for climate change projects)
This sustainability workshop for schools is focused around renewable energy. A half-day workshop will include two practical activities. A qualified engineer with experience in the industry will deliver this workshop.
We can deliver sessions in parallel.
1 instructor can deliver the following in a full day:
Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 30 mins
(30 students per session)
Secondary+: 5 sessions x 1 hr
(20 students per session)
Contact us for larger events.
Y1 - Y10
Build a Windmill
Children will build a working toy windmill that will light a small LED bulb. See the video below.
- all types of renewable energy.
- advantages and disadvantages of each type of energy.
- mechanics of a generator.
- kinetic and gravitational potential energy.
- potential of renewable energy to build a sustainable world and contribute towards resolving climate change issues.
Experiment with a water wheel model.
Typical Workshop Day*
- Introduce children to examples of real-life sustainability (such as the eco-village Currumbin in Australia) and what alternative-energy means.
- Introduce children to all major parts of a windmill and how it can generate power.
- Practical - Construct a mini windmill to light an LED and test it.
- Practical - Allow each child to be creative and challenge them to build a wing blade that will be able to capture a sufficient amount of wind and generate enough power to light the LED. For this practical, they will have to assess how the size, thickness, material and shape of a wing blade will affect its overall performance.
- Group activity - Ask children to complete a very small worksheet on all different types of renewable and non-renewable energy and discuss them.
- Show children models of water wheels and explain how they work and discuss mechanisms of energy transfer that takes place.
Usually, we will reset the session and repeat it for more groups of children on the same day. On occasions, we will end the day with a street-dance performance.
* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the workshops and the age and ability of the students.
Everything was fantastic thank you. Very prepared, step by step explanations, clear understanding of what renewable energy was. We were very impressed and will definitely recommend!
Andrea Sofroniou, Cuckoo Hall Academy, London
Good to learn about sustainable energy like wind power.
Cool to see how simple it can be to generate energy.
Interesting and creative to see if your design would work.
Students, Seaford College
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