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Unit of work

Energy awareness

Computer systems, Global Goals, Mathematics, Programming, Sciences | MakeCode, Python | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 14-16 yrs

Lesson 5

Energy use calculations


Students build on previous lessons, analysing energy use patterns by calculating the amount of energy used and its cost.

Learning objectives

  • Calculate the amount of energy used in kWh given the time and power consumed by electric lighting
  • Calculate the cost of energy used from previously recorded data

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson slides
  • Lesson plan
  • Student handouts
    • Spreadsheet 5a - energy use in kWh
    • Spreadsheet 5b - energy cost

Other resources:

Student work from previous lesson, spreadsheet (optional)

Lesson plan