Number one for English language teachers


Activities and experiments on the uses and sources of energy. This selection of resources includes picture-labelling activities, gap-fill exercises, class experiments and group work.

Three colourful paper windmills in a row

Pupils find out about how a light bulb works, how solar panels generate energy and what happens during evaporation.

More energy resources with worksheets and PowerPoint presentations featuring narrated animations from the Science Museum.

Inside Energy

  • Electricity

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    A lesson plan to teach young learners about electrical circuits and to demonstrate how light bulbs work.

  • Energy

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    Activities to teach pupils about the different types of energy, including renewable versus non-renewable sources.

  • Grammar focus: Energy

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    In this lesson plan, pupils classify countable and uncountable nouns while learning vocabulary words such as ‘solar panels’ and ‘petroleum’. The activities are suitable for pupils to complete individually or together as a class.

  • Hamster power

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    Which light bulb will the hamster power? In this worksheet, these fun, furry creatures teach young learners about energy.

  • Heat

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    A lesson plan with labelling and other activities to teach about heat transfer and changes of state.

  • Light it up!

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    Which of these objects is a conductor? This is a worksheet with a fun Science Museum game about electricity.

  • Matter

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    A worksheet with experiments to introduce the main properties and types of matter.

  • Save some for me!

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    Where do we get our energy from? In this lesson plan, pupils learn about renewable and non-renewable resources.

  • Solar energy

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    This lesson plan contains code-breaking and other activities to teach the origins and uses of solar energy.

  • Sound and light

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    A lesson plan with colouring-in and classifying activities that facilitate pupils’ understanding of loud/quiet sounds and natural/artificial light.

  • Answers

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    This worksheet contains answers to the ’What’s at sea?’, ’Energy codebreaker’, and ’Save some for me!’ activities.

  • What's at sea?

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    Which form of energy is moving the boat through the water? A lesson plan for young learners to find the boats powered by wind, humans and steam.

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