Energy is Everywhere

The sources of energy that we rely on will one day run dry. This hard fact will have to force us to seek alternative sources of energy for the daily lifestyles we choose. 
This module showcases the various types of energy available to us and irons out which ones we need to start relying on more vs. the ones that we need to move on from. 
Through practical and engaging activities, learners get to learn more about the world of energy. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plan
2 x presentation
2 x teacher’s notes
2 x sample answers
1 x datasheet
Learner resources4 x worksheet
2 x data sheets
1 x recipe cards
Projects – experiments2 x activities
1 x practical project

Module key questions

  • Where does energy come from?
  • What is electricity and why it is important to us?
  • What is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources?
  • What is the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy?
  • How can potential energy be converted into electricity?
  • What is the greenhouse effect?
  • How does our use of fossil fuels contribute to global climate change?
  • What can we do to reduce global climate change?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 3 – 4 | 8-10 years
CAPS subjectNatural Science
Subject strandEnergy and Change
Sub-topicsRenewable and non-renewable energy
Potential and kinetic energy
Climate Change
Greenhouse gases & effect

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons

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