Powering up new lesson plans to help in classrooms
New educational resources are being made available to teachers.
Northern Powergrid, the region’s electricity distributor, has launched a suite of resources to help teachers deliver science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and citizenship lessons to seven to 14-year-olds.
The free resource – available on northernpowergrid.com – has been designed to get pupils engaged in hands-on activities, from budgeting household energy costs and renewable energy to exploring social and environmental considerations for the future, and power network planning.
The resources have been produced in conjunction with the Ahead Partnership, teachers, pupils and other educational specialists.
Siobhan Barton, head of stakeholder relations at Northern Powergrid, said: “We think it’s really important that young people understand the vital role the power network plays in everyday life.
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“We’ve used the real-life experiences of our engineers to create scenarios that will deliver meaningful lessons and give pupils an insight into the world of work.
“Each plan has everything required to help teachers deliver STEM focused lessons that will inspire their pupils.
“Each lesson includes everything needed for a one-hour lesson, including learning outcomes, lesson overviews, key terms and principles, and a selection of free resources.”