Here are the top five takeaways from her article in Primary Geographer.
If we are going to produce new generations of energy-aware adults, it is vital that we educate pupils about how our energy use links to climate change.
Alex Green, LESS CO2 Programme Manager
1. Start with the basics
Introduce the pupils to important vocabulary and have them discuss what equipment at home or in the classroom uses energy. Keep explanations simple, positive, and relatable, and encourage discussion. With more advanced pupils, explain the basic concepts of relative wealth, and how different life would be without energy access.
2. Demystify the concept of energy and climate change
Explain how using too much energy from fossil-fuels rapidly changes the climate and the weather we experience and creates problems all over the world. Encourage pupils to think about the ecosystem as a whole: the importance of looking after our environment to help ourselves, the climate, the world, and the plants and animals that inhabit it.