Get Energised is a science, engineering and technology engagement programme for a range of different audiences to investigate Scotland’s future energy needs, focusing on renewable energy.

Get Energised is a programme encouraging school pupils to explore, discover and understand renewable energy in Scotland. The programme includes:

  • Interactive session about weather for Nursery-P1 pupils.
  • Hands-on STEM workshop for P5-7 pupils.
  • Training and support for teachers.
  • Outreach kit based at Aberdeen Science Centre.

These will all be available during the 2018-19 academic year.

Get Energised for secondary pupils

Our Get Energised secondary programme is under development during the 2018–19 school year. We will post details online in autumn 2018 about how you can get involved in this process.

Get Energised: Power House

P5-P7 pupils

Pupils investigate solar and wind power through a range of hands-on STEM activities. Classes then build their own energy-efficient town and calculate how to power it using renewable energy sources. You can find a workshop outline and book here.

Get Energised: Exploring Weather and Wind

Nursery-Primary 1 pupils

This session encourages children to think about the weather and how we use it, the wind in particular. It takes place on our Science Carpet and through a mixture of songs, stories and activities, pupils will find out how we get electricity from the wind. You can find more information and book here.

Get Energised for teaching staff

Get Energised CPD

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. Our next session will be in autumn 2018.

Teachers with a Glow login can watch our CPD session on renewable energy through the 'Watch again' feature.

Outreach kit

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 education@asc.scot

Download the following files for more information:

Classroom resources

We also have a range of resources on renewable energy including:

The films below can be used as a basis for class discussion.

Energy talking points

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.

Careers in renewable energy

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.

Renewable energy talking points

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.

Keynote speeches

Involved in the Renewable Energy Industry?

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 schools@nms.ac.uk.

Get Energised is made possible by the generous support of the ScottishPower Foundation.

Scottish Power Foundatoin

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