The perfect accompaniment to Maths Week Scotland this workshop allows your class to investigate how renewable energy is generated, design and test their own turbine models and even build their own LEGO town.
What will my pupils do in the workshop?
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.
Test a range of solar powered items
Construct a wind turbine and test then refine their design
Build a LEGO house, working with others
Calculate how to power their house using renewable energy sources
Length of session:
10:30/12:30 (75mins). Check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop.
LIT 2-02a - When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking.
MNU 2-03a - Having determined which calculations are needed I can solve problems with whole numbers using a range of methods, sharing my solutions.
SCN 2-04a - By considering examples where energy is conserved, I can identify the energy source, how it is transferred and ways of reducing wasted energy.
EXA 2-06a - I can develop and communicate my ideas, demonstrating imagination and presenting at least one possible solution to a design problem.
TCH 2-02b - I can investigate the use and development of renewable and sustainable energy to gain an awareness of their growing importance in Scotland or beyond.
TCH 2-06a - I can analyse how lifestyles can impact on the environment and Earth’s resources and can make suggestions about how to live in a more sustainable way.
TCH 2-07a - I can make suggestions as to how individuals and organisations may use technologies to support sustainability and reduce the impact on our environment.
TCH 2-09a - I can extend and enhance my design skills to solve problems and can construct models.
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