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Sources of electricity

In this resource from the Construction Youth Trust, students are asked to work out how much electricity is needed to power homes as they are built, and discuss how this demand can be met. The materials have been written to help a non-teaching STEM professional to work with students in an educational setting.

The resources comes with a collection of student hand-outs. Resource 6 contains comprehensive teacher notes that include a lesson plan with timings, prompts and questions as well as a to-do list for both before and after the session. 

The session aims for students to explore how different energy sources can be used to generate electricity.

The materials were written to help schools address Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information, Gatsby Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and industry employees and Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers.

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