You can find out more about the project by watching this short video.
Get Energised is a programme encouraging school pupils to explore, discover and understand renewable energy in Scotland. The programme includes:
These will all be available during the 2017-18 academic year.
National 3-5 Physics
Introduce your pupils to the renewable energy industry on a Challenge Day. Pupils will conduct experiments, meet high-profile industry experts and work cooperatively to undertake independent research. The day includes solar, wind, hydro and wave power challenges. Find booking details and a full outline of the workshop here.
National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride): Thurs 6 Oct 2017
National Museum of Flight (East Lothian): Wed 1 Nov 2017
National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh): Mon 6 – Tue 7 Nov 2017
S1-S3 Science Pupils
Pupils will discover more about renewable energy in Scotland through a series of hands-on, group-work activities. The day will provide an introduction to the range of renewable energies in Scotland, followed by the chance for pupils to build their own hydro turbine, and engineer a wave technology model. You can find out more about the Days and book here.
National Museum of Rural Life
Tue 3 & Wed 4 October 2017
Tue 10 & Wed 11 October 2017
National Museum of Scotland
Mon 20 & Tue 21 Nov 2017
Mon 14 & Tue 15 May 2018
Find out about the different types of renewable energy sources used in Scotland, then build your own energy-efficient town. Pupils will take part in hands-on STEM activities, working in pairs, to complete the challenge. You can find a workshop outline and book here.
National Museum of Scotland: Mon 9 – Thurs 12 Oct 2017, Mon 5 – Thurs 8 Feb 2018, Mon 12 – Thu 15 Mar 2018
National Museum of Rural Life: Mon 6–Thu 9 Nov 2017
National Museum of Flight: Mon 13–Thu 16 Nov 2017
Nursery-Primary 1 pupils
Climb aboard our Magic Carpet to discover our collections through songs, stories, and hands-on activities. In this session, we investigate different types of weather. Take part in hands-on activities to find out how we use wind to generate electricity. You can find more information and book here.
Available at National Museum of Rural Life and National Museum of Scotland all year round, subject to availability.
Come along to our Get Energised sessions for teaching staff to discover more about renewable energy. Attendees will have the chance to try out activities, plus find out more about the practical aspects of bringing pupils along to take part in our Get Energised programme.
Teachers with a Glow login can watch our CPD session on renewable energy through the 'Watch again' feature.
An outreach kit for secondary schools is available to borrow from Aberdeen Science Centre. It contains activities based around wind turbines for pupils studying BGE Science and National Qualification Physics. For more information, or to book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the following files for more information:
We also have a range of resources on renewable energy including:
The films below can be used as a basis for class discussion.
Why should we consider alternative energy sources? How is energy generation changing in Scotland? These are just some of the talking points explored in this short film featuring pupils, teachers, and those working in the renewable energy industry. The film features pupils and teachers taking part in our Get Energised programme at the National Museum of Scotland.
What’s it like to work in the renewable energy industry? In this film we hear from a range of experts and find out why it’s so important for young people to think about a future career in the STEM industries – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The film features pupils and teachers taking part in our Get Energised programme at the National Museum of Scotland.
Why should we develop renewable energy in Scotland? What’s exciting about renewable energy? These are just some of the talking points explored in this short film featuring pupils, teachers, and those working in the renewable energy industry. The film features pupils and teachers taking part in our Get Energised programme at the National Museum of Scotland.
Our Get Energised programme involves a range of individuals and organisations within the renewable energy industry. If you'd like to get involved, or find out more, please get in touch with us email@example.com.
Get Energised is made possible by the generous support of the ScottishPower Foundation.