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Energy Sparks - understanding energy bills and household energy use

This Energy Sparks resource provides a guide to reading energy bills and understanding household energy use.

This KS3 activity includes:
  • comparing how much energy appliances use
  • understanding energy labels
  • budgeting household energy costs
  • reading energy bills
  • calculating our energy use
  • understanding terminology
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11-14 years old
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Student Leadership
Practical Action
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''Very complex issues, vocabulary, concepts and general understanding - would need to be for upper KS3 more I would think. A good idea to teach the understanding of charges and bills but would need much prior knowledge and a high level of understanding and maths etc.''

- Sandra McLeod, Educator

This resource helps support the below Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem, reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

Create sustained economic growth by encouraging entrepreneurship

and innovation.


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