As an end of term project the students worked in groups trying to reproduce different types of renewable energy in order to determine which one will be most successful in meeting our future “clean energy” needs.
Students were very creative in their examinations, from lemon batteries, solar powered fans/cars, aluminium ovens and wave powered electricity. Each student tried to reproduce a small experiment trying to understand both the advantages and disadvantages of their energy source.
Overall, students gained a lot of understanding how these energy sources work, and while not all were seen as totally sustainable, you never know, we may have a future engineer in the group that will adapt these projects and create a cleaner and brighter future for all of us.
KS3-5 Humanities Teacher/Assistant Head of IBDP/ Year 12 & Pre IB Leader