Edinburgh World Heritage - Energy Efficiency & Sustainablity

Energy Efficiency & Sustainablity

Seven Green Heritage lesson plans have been created by EWH to give teachers ideas of how to share the message of sustainability with their class within the context of the World Heritage Site.

The lesson plans fall into the three themes of local food production, energy efficiency and active travel. The lesson plans have been created with a range of ages in mind and most can be adapted to suit the ability of your class or group.

For Scottish teachers the activities support the development of the four capacities that underpin the Curriculum for Excellence.

The EWH Green Heritage project is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund.

Food Production
Acheson House Garden – this activity explores food production and the idea of food miles. The workshop can be undertaken with or without a visit to the garden situated in the Canongate.
Download Acheson House Garden resource (PDF | 1.2MB)

Energy Efficiency
Draught Excluder Workshop – this activity is a practical workshop where pupils are able to make their own draught excluder from recycled materials which can be collected from around the home. This workshop can be undertaken in conjunction with the Heat Loss Workshop or on its own.
Download Draught Excluder resource (PDF | 1.7MB)

Heat Loss Workshop– this workshop can be undertaken on its own or in conjunction with the Draught Excluder Workshop, pupils will explore where draughts come from and will use problem solving skills to develop a method by which to measure draughts.
Download Heat Loss resource (PDF | 1.2MB)

Energy History – this activity explores how energy usage has changed throughout the history of Edinburgh and encourages pupils to think about their own energy use.
Download Energy Heritage resource (PDF | 1.6MB)

Active Travel
Community Map – this activity encourages pupils to explore their own area and more specifically their journey to school. The aim of this workshop is to highlight barriers that may be stopping pupils from using sustainable transport options such as walking and cycling for their journey to school.
Download Community Map resource (PDF | 1.2MB)

Green Map – this activity encourages pupils to think about sustainability within Edinburgh and the future effects it may have. Download Green Map resource (PDF | 1.5MB)

Green Map Tour – this activity involves outdoor exploration of the local area, this activity could be used as homework or with an after school club or scout or girl guiding group.
Download Green Map tour resource (PDF | 1.6MB)


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