A fantastic resource created by a group of teachers in Graveney School in South London. This is a well thought out sequence of activities which will actively engage students in learning about different types of biofuels and the advantages and disadvantages of this energy source.
Younger students often find it difficult to appreciate the effects of new scientific developments on communities outside their own. This resource provides the background information needed to form such opinions
The teachers notes have a link to a You Tube video which will grab students’ attention at the beginning of the lesson.
After a Dragon’s Den style activity and a vote on which biofuel is the best option, students diamond rank the competing interests of the people the biofuel production will affect.
Finally, a great ‘racing game’ activity based on real case studies.
With such a packed lesson, knowing how fast your students are likely to work and keeping an eye on timings are essential or you could easily run out of lesson! Using a timer on the board for each activity would help maintain the pace.