Green Drive

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Maximum group size of 60

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Keystage 3

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120-180 minutes

About the Workshop

Throughout the 2-3 hour workshop learners will take part in a series of activities led by our education communications. 


The session includes:  

  • An introduction around sustainability and a sustainability stool demonstration.

  • Sustainability goals challenge.

  • A series of team discussion challenges to match the energy sources to the energy resource and discuss the different future fuel sources.

  • Build and test an electric car to ‘travel across the UK’. Learners must use problem solving to test and improve the car and take measurements throughout to monitor their tests.

  • Learners uncover a series of sustainability careers and the routes into these. 


This workshop can be extended by including: 

  • 'Mythbuster' ambassador session

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Room Requirements: 

  • Large classroom or hall with space for a 14m track (it can be less and only part of the track is rolled out)

  • Projector and screen

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Speaking 

  • Creativity 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork 

  • Aiming high 

  • Leadership

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Understand what is meant by sustainability. 

  • Explore the future transport energy mix and understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy resources. 

  • Explore the future of green transport. 

  • Take part in the electric car challenge. 

  • Understand how their skills and learning in school related to real world sustainability careers and challenges. 

  • Develop their creativity, problem solving, speaking, listening and teamwork skills. 


Gatsby benchmarks:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers (4)


Curriculum Links: 


Mathematics: 

  • Begin to model situations mathematically and express the results using a range of formal mathematical representations. 

  • Use standard units of mass, length, time, money and other measures, including with decimal quantities. 

  • Round numbers and measures to an appropriate degree of accuracy. 

  • Describe, interpret and compare observed distributions of a single variable through: appropriate graphical representation involving discrete, continuous and grouped data; and appropriate measures of central tendency (mean, mode, median) and spread (range, consideration of outliers). 

  • Describe simple mathematical relationships between two variables (bivariate data) in observational and experimental contexts and illustrate using scatter graphs. 


Science: 

  • Pay attention to objectivity and concern for accuracy, precision, repeatability and reproducibility. 

  • Make predictions using scientific knowledge and understanding.

  • Make and record observations and measurements using a range of methods for different investigations; and evaluate the reliability of methods and suggest possible improvements.

  • Energy: Fuels and energy resources. 

  • Energy changes and transfers: changing motion, dropping an object, completing an electrical circuit, stretching a spring, metabolism of food, burning fuels. 

  • Forces being needed to cause objects to stop or start moving, or to change their speed or direction of motion (qualitative only). 

  • Current electricity: potential difference, measured in volts, battery and bulb ratings. Design and technology. 


Design and Technology: 

  • Test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, taking into account the views of intended users and other interested groups. 

  • Understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers, engineers and technologists.

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