There are many aspects of measuring energy use and implementing energy saving measures that provide opportunities to involve students in the process. By using the logbooks and Wall Chart from the Energy in Education pack (see below to download) students can be involved in recording energy use and looking at where energy is being used in the school. Pupils can also play an active role in energy awareness and take the lead in promoting energy efficient behaviour among the school community.
Resources for primary schools
SEAI has a range of resources available free of charge to primary schools including books, lesson plans, posters and worksheets. Click here for a full list of resources available or order by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring our Energy is a new resource designed to help children learn about energy through the primary Science curriculum. The resources are differentiated into four levels and consist of lessons, accompanying interactive whiteboard (IWB) resources and photocopiable masters (PCMs or worksheets). This resource includes specific lessons to facilitate schools working on improving their energy management practices in involving children in the process; look for lessons with this symbol