Due to being unable to deliver any educational sessions at the moment, we are temporarily making our KS2/3 lesson resources available for teachers, parents or anyone interested in learning about Geothermal energy in Cornwall. 

There is also an animation suitable for KS4 students, click here to view

Miss Molecules' Geothermal Mission

This is a lesson about Geothermal Energy!  Find out where our electricity comes from, why we need it, and the difference between renewable and non-renewable energies.

Meet Miss Molecule (a water molecule) who surfs her way down the wells far underground to collect heat from the Cornish granite, which is then used to generate electricity at the United Downs site near Redruth in Cornwall.

This lesson covers many aspects of the curriculum:

  • Energy (Renewable & Non-Renewable)

  • Science (Geology)

  • Climate Change

  • Technology

  • Geography

It can be used as a STEM/STEAM activity.

Best for KS2 & KS3 (ages 7-13)

Timings: 20 minutes (+ Independent research)

The recommended sequence of activities:

1.Watch Miss Molecules' Geothermal mission video 

2. Complete the worksheet (either print the PDF or download the word file)

3. Print out and cut the matching cards, the cards can be face down then matched individually or in teams (image to it's meaning).

4. Extra activities - Wordsearch/ Miss Molecule colouring in

Learn all about geothermal energy in Cornwall, and follow Miss Molecule to see how it works at United Downs!

Or play via YouTube: https://youtu.be/0-R0oqaQZm0

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There are many other videos on this website that can show what the project has completed so far, please see our videos page for more.

You can also complete the Careers Quiz, to see which job role may suit you from the UDDGP project.

Please feel free to contact us if you or your children have any questions and we will do our best to answer them!

We also have some Frequently Asked Questions here

Good luck and let us know how you get on, you can even share your work to our social media channels!(see footer)

Thank you, the UDDGP team

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Bickland Water Road

Falmouth

Cornwall

UK

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