Renewable energy sources

Resources for a lesson on renewable energy sources and tidal power, including links to engineering careers.

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Engineering Insights- Power Industries

You can introduce the lesson with this quick video - Turbine Interface Engineer, Francisca Wiggins, is working for a tidal energy company, designing tidal turbines to generate electricity. She explains why the renewable energy sector offers fantastic opportunities for mechanical engineers, and how the valuable experiences on offer are transferable to a range of engineering sectors.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Tidal Power

Based on cutting edge research and the development of the Severn Tidal Barrage, students gain a valuable insight into the work of engineers in the design of the barrage and the environmental and ethical factors which need to be considered, whilst learning about the application of concepts such as energy transfer and power. 

The activities  can be used together or individually.

Curriculum links include energy sources, power, efficiency, turbines, electricity generation, environmental impact of tidal power, energy transfer.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Energy Connections Card Sort

Depending on how much of this topic you have covered, this makes a challenging and useful plenary to assess student's understanding.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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