How is energy produced?

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Lesson overview

In this lesson students will learn about how different types of energy are generated and stored, focussing on examples of renewable and non-renewable sources. Students will also look at the energy production matrix of the UK, the Netherlands and the European Union, comparing and contrasting them.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the different types of energy
  • Explain how energy is produced and stored
  • Analyse the different energy matrices
Lesson steps
  1. Introduction (5 mins)

    Share the lesson objectives with the students. Test prior knowledge of different energy types.

  2. Renewable energy (20 mins)

    Students focus on wind, wave and solar energy production. Students will study how the energy is generated and where they are stored.

  3. Non-renewable energy (20 mins)

    Students focus on oil and gas energy production. Students identify where the different types of energy are generated and where they are stored.

  4. Energy matrices (15 mins)

    Students look at tables that show the energy matrix of the UK, the Netherlands and the European Union as a whole.

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