Resources for Primary School Teachers
The 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were presented by Professor Saiful Islam , Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath.
In each of the three lectures, Professor Islam explores a big question – what is energy and where does it come from, how can we best make use of it, and how can we store energy to use later on? Along the way, the lectures cover the energy that powers our homes, the energy that powers our cars and see how the most important machine of them all, the human body, compares to all the gadgets we carry around with us.
SEERIH partnered with the Royal Institution to create a set of resources for primary school teachers that complement the lectures and will inspire primary school children.
Karl Byrne, Christmas Lectures Manager at the RI said of working with SEERIH:
"It has been a pleasure working with Lynne and her team at SEERIH. Their experience and passion in primary education is second to none and they have created excellent curriculum resources to go alongside our Christmas Lectures. These resources help open up the Lectures to a new audience and help educate and inspire primary school children in a wide range of science topics. The resources they created are a great benefit to any teachers planning science lessons and go beyond simply explaining facts, but get the students to think like a scientist . I would highly recommend SEERIH to anyone interested in primary education."
The resources are available to download below.
Lecture 1: Let There Be Light!
In his first lecture, Saiful investigates one of the most important challenges facing humankind – how to generate energy without destroying the planet in the process
Lecture 2: People Power
In his second Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, chemist Saiful Islam continues his exploration of one of the most important questions facing humankind – how to generate and use energy. In this lecture he investigates how humans as living pulsing machines actually use energy, asking whether it’s possible to ‘supercharge’ the human body and increase its performance.
Lecture 3: Fully Charged
In this year’s final Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, chemist Saiful Islam explores of one of the most important issues facing the modern world – how to store energy.