Energy and the Global Goals

These two short activities develop pupils understanding of why energy is essential if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals as they are also called.

They are aimed at students aged 8-11 years working in groups of 4-5. The activities last about 1 hour in total, looking at how energy is important for everyone in today’s world and what is being done to help some of the poorest people in the world get energy.

They were developed with Think Global to form part of a package of lessons entitled  'The world's largest lesson'.  All 27 lessons are hosted on the World's Largest Lesson website.

Your pupils may also like to join the twitter conversation #globalgoals

These materials are an updated version of our previous materials 'Energy and the MDGs'.


For other activities and display materials around the Global Goals please go to our Global Goals main page

 Visit the practical action website to download these activities

Practical Action Schools produce FREE resources for primary and secondary teachers that help pupils understand and engage with global issues, focusing on the role of STEM and using examples from our organisation. Practical Action is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.