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Unit Overview: Energy and Sustainability

Lessons:

10 lessons

What is sustainability?

In this lesson we will learn the definition of sustainability and consider what sustainable development means and how it impacts decisions we make in the present. We will think about aspects of our daily life that are unsustainable and compare them to innovations that are making life better for present and future generations. In this lesson

  • 1 Quiz
  • 28m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

How do we produce energy? (Part 1)

In this lesson we will be learning about how power was historically generated and the rise in the use of electricity throughout the industrial revolution that led to huge advancements in humans' capacity to power our world. We will learn about non-renewable and renewable energy and consider the pros and cons of fossil fuels.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 26m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Write a letter with recommendations for greater sustainability to my local council

In this lesson, we are going to be using the information we have learned about sustainable cities and the information you have gathered about your own local area to write a letter to your local MP (Member of Parliament). The letter will ask your local MP to make one change to make your local area more sustainable.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 18m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript