1) The world’s first coal fired power station opened in 1882 in Holborn Viaduct, London and was called the Edison Electric Light Station. This was the start of electricity generated by fossil fuels.
2) 75 years later in 1957, Britain connected Calder Hall, the first full production nuclear power station, to the National Grid providing electricity to millions of people.
3) In 2020 Britain got 25% of it’s electricity from wind farms, and is leading the way in building wind farms at sea, known as ‘offshore’. Wind, solar and hydro are replacing fossil fuels across the UK.
The World of Energy programme is a 1-day primary school STEM workshop for children in Years 5 or 6.
‘Fuel Sources’ is the eighth activity in the day where the whole class watches a short video with a climate change theme, and comments in their teams and to the whole class, applying the knowledge and ideas they have learned during the World of Energy workshop.
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