We’re running an exciting project called ESC Live: Virtual, out-of-the classroom events connecting school children with engineers, where we visit energy generation facilities across the South West and transmit these visits live to selected schools in the area. You can read more about the project in our news post.
Here, you can find our resources from each episode, so you can re-watch them in your own time and access the teacher and student resources too. If you do make use of these resources please fill in the feedback forms linked below, it really helps us understand if they’re being used, how useful these are for you and how we can improve!
Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility
As part of our pilot work for this project, we learned about how non-recyclable waste is used to generate heat and power in Plymouth, and met some inspiring engineers to learn about their careers and path into engineering. This may be best suited for GCSE students, but the level of descriptions are also suitable for year 7’s upwards.
Curriculum links: energy resources, the fire triangle, chemical (combustion) equations, converting energy from one form to another, the basics of how a steam turbine works to generate electricity.
– Event video
– Teacher resource pack including: lesson plan, worksheets, MVV carbon audit
– Engineering careers interview with Karen Friendship
– Teacher feedback form and student feedback form. If you use these resources, we’d be so grateful for your feedback!