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Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior – Life Without Electricity Science Resource


This resource includes a news feature about a power cut that affected a million people in the UK, the biggest in a decade, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • Debating whether we are over-reliant on electricity, and if going without electrical appliances for two hours a day would be a benefit
  • Exploring the state of our climate emergency. Is it at such a point that individual rights to electrical items should be forfeited?
  • Writing your own acrostic poem about being stranded at the train station because of a power cut, or writing an instructional piece on what to do if you're in the middle of a power cut
  • Keeping a mini diary of your daily activities to investigate how much power you use

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