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

Key Stage

KS2, KS3


Years 3-9


Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior offers fascinating news stories with free teaching activities every week.

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This PDF resource includes an article about a power cut that affected 1,000,000 people in England and Wales, the biggest in a decade, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • Hold a debate on our reliance on electricity and whether we should be forced to go without electrical appliances for two hours each day
  • Discuss whether the climate emergency is so bad that individual rights to using electrical items should be overridden
  • Write an acrostic poem about being stuck at a railway station because of a power cut, or instructions on what to do in the event of a power cut
  • Investigate how much power you use by keeping a mini-diary of all your activities that require electricity

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

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