Several websites provide freely accessible curricular material to schools including:
Teachernet - The Sustainable Schools area of TeacherNet is designed to support schools on their journey to sustainability, introducing the principles of sustainable development and offering guidance on how to embed these principles into the heart of school life.
CREATE - The Teachers section of CREATE’s web site provides downloadable materials for primary and secondary schools and links to other sites providing energy education support. CREATE also provides a useful Links section to scores of web sites suitable for energy education.
Centre for Sustainable Energy - The CSE involves developing and publishing curriculum-linked teaching resources such as pupil ativity sheets and teacher worksheets. .
QCA - The DfES ‘Standards Site’ comprises Schemes of Work, some of which relate to energy and water use. For example, there are suggestions for carrying out a geographical enquiry into resource planning and management of a suitable issue such as wind energy and water supply.
Science UPD8 - Science UPD8 is a new concept – translating the latest breakthroughs and science behind the news, into inspiring activities. There are activities on climate change and energy use for both primary and secondary pupils.
The Water School - This web site has been produced by Water UK and comprises activities for improving water conservation in schools.
Eco schools - Energy is now a compulsory Eco Schools' topic. The Energy topic is supported by EDF Energy and Eco Schools are working with The Pod , a programme developed by EDF to help schools become more sustainable and to develop a range of energy-themed activities.
Carbon Detectives - UK primary and secondary schools are being invited to join a Europe-wide project in which 8-14 year old pupils will become Carbon Detectives on a mission to find their school’s carbon waste and ways of eliminating it. To become involved, schools register and are then provided with their initial carbon footprint, and access to a range of new teaching materials, planning tools and carbon calculators to help reduce it.
British Gas Generation Green - Materials to help teachers promote sustainability in their classroom, school and local community. Intended for children aged between 4 and 14 years. School registration required.
Scottish and Southern Energy's Green Stuff & Cool Stuff - resources for teachers and parents with children aged 9 - 11 years designed to aid the science, technology and citizenship curricula.