Renewable Energy

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Key takeaways
An overview of the different types of renewable energy.
An understanding of how each of the renewable energy options work.
A discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of each renewable energy type.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources which can be replenished on a human timescale.  In this class, students will be guided through the different types of renewable energy, including wind power, solar, hydroelectric, tidal and biomass and how they generate electricity. Students will also learn the benefits and drawbacks of each type. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but is great for any student interested in the environment.

Try these classes next: Non Renewable Energy: Fossil Fuels, Non Renewable Energy: Nuclear PowerGlobal Climate ChangeHuman Activity and Greenhouse Gases


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 studying Physics.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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