Elon Musk's company Tesla invent electric cars to reduce our fossil fuel emissions from transport. Other companies invent devices to reduce energy consumption at home. The challenge for all inventors is to raise money from investors.
This is the context for 'Energy savers'. Students use their knowledge of energy transfers and wasted energy to help an inventor design an energy-saving device, and write the crowd-funding webpage.
Energy savers can be done in 1-2 lessons, to practice higher-order thinking and prepare students for the demands of 'AO3' at GCSE.
Blueprint curriculum links
- Concepts: Energy transfers, Wasted energy
- Skill: Represent with models, Use fractions and percentages.
- Learning stage: Analyse
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Energy savers is a resource developed for the CONNECT project.
A complete activity that all students could easily relate too. Plenty of discussion points that stretched and enriched the students.