Alternative energy lesson

This fully-resourced and downloadable lesson gives Key Stage 4 pupils an opportunity to revise work on fossil fuels and climate change, and help them appreciate the impact of science and engineering on our everyday lives.


Students are given an email brief from the chief executive of Power plc, asking them to review the three alternative energy types that the company are considering for the future. They need to note the pros and cons of each, and report back on which type of energy (in their opinion) is the best option.

Preparation and notes:

teacher notes
lesson plan  

Lesson introduction and worksheet

email brief from chief executive 
worksheet 1 – information on fuel types 
worksheet 2 – summary tables 
worksheet 3 – email report to chief executive