The amount of energy on earth is finite and the available energy must be shared with all other living beings. Depending on the place on earth, all known forms of energy supply have advantages and disadvantages. Have pupils think about their own energy use and whether it causes damage to nature or the environment. Alternatives are also studied.



We are part of a global energy cycle that we share with all other living beings on earth, so we need to be able to obtain energy in a way that does not harm others’ right to harvest energy. 


By learning about possibilities & limitations of different energy sources, we find site-specific solutions to meet our energy needs. 


Get to know your energy needs and how to meet them without harming the others. 


SDG 7: Affordable Clean Energy; SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 16: Peace & Justice Strong Institutions: SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal 


Physics, Ecology, Chemistry, Economy, History, Mathematics, Geography, Biology

Open Learning Activities

Key concepts

  • Suitable technology for energy systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Savings

Learning outcomes

  • Recall demands and what sort of energies are available in different parts of the world (energy security) and understand its connection with the history of human development
  • Understand differences between different energy sources (renewable and non-renewable) their respective advantages and disadvantages including environmental impacts
  • Identify harmful impacts of unsustainable energy production
  • Understand energy consumptions personal, community, national level energy consumption and recognise possibilities for decreasing energy use
  • Understand hidden energy of different products and services
  • Communicate need for clean energy & energy saving
  • Assess need for clean, affordable, reliable, sustainable energy for all people and regions
  • Cooperate with others to transfer, adapt & develop energy technologies to different context
  • Develop vision for reliable, sustainable energy production, supply & usage in school, family, community
  • Create a design (… suggest technology transfers in collaboration between countries)
  • Applied and evaluated measures in order to increase energy efficiency in their personal and community sphere.
  • Planned & evaluated measures to increase renewable energy in their home, community, school
  • Influenced school /public policies related to energy production, supply, usage
  • Know how to act & help others during outages of central energy systems
  • Know how to read & apply electric schemes
  • Built/ restored simple energy generators/ electric tools
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