This workshop begins with an introduction to different types of energy, students are asked to work together to come up with pros and cons for different types of energy usage and think about whether they are sustainable. Pupils take part in a problem solving activity where they are tasked with the challenge of deciding where Scotland's energy will come from in the future taking into account sustainability, costs and government policies.
Planet Earth: By contributing to an investigation on different ways of meeting society’s energy needs, I can express an informed view on the risks and benefits of different energy sources, including those produced from plants.
Topical Science: Having selected scientific themes of topical interest, I can critically analyse the issues, and use relevant information to develop an informed argument.
People. Place and Environment: I can discuss the sustainability of key natural resources and analyse the possible implications for human activity.
Listening and talking: When I engage with others I can make a relevant contribution, ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute and encourage them to take account of others’ points of view or alternative solutions.
I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, exploring and expanding on contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.