Sources of Energy

Duration: 1 Weeks / 3 Hours
NS CAPS, Page 13 and 26

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • Know the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
  • List examples of renewable and non-renewable energy source.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.
  • Describe the natural process called the greenhouse effect.
  • Explain how:
    • Electricity is generated in a nuclear power station
    • Biofuel is produced and used.
    • Fossil fuels and Hydropower can be used as an energy source.
    • Solar energy can be used and stored.
    • Energy can be sourced from the wind.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Pictures and reading texts of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy
  • Ball
  • Light switch in the classroom
  • Chair / table
  • A few electrical appliances
  • Trees (to plant)