Lesson Plans

Decipher My Data – Energy is an educational project that helps students understand graphs using electricity consumption data from your school. It also helps with a better understanding of electricity consumption and ways to reduce it. An important component of the project is about reporting findings and collaborating with other schools and experts.

There are three lesson plans of varying length and detail from which teachers can pick and choose to best suit their classes. The project can be run over a short period or it can be used over the course of a school year (or more) and returned to occasionally. The project is aimed at Y5 & Y6, but can be used as a whole school exercise or with an eco-council.

Lesson Plans:

ONE: Electricity Consumption TWO: Graphs THREE: Reporting
1. How and where does electricity get generated and distributed?
2. How does electricity get consumed?
3. What is a kWh?
ACTIVITY: What uses most electricity? Card sorting exercise.
1. What data is graphed?
2. How is it collected?
3. What does the graph mean?
ACTIVITY: Data Journeys – explore and explain the concepts within the lesson plan
1. Reporting findings
2. Asking experts
3. Collaborating with other schools
4. Research findings
ACTIVITY: Write a LabLog

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