Use these books, lessons, interactive white board activities, animation and worksheets to teach your pupils about energy through the Primary Science Curriculum.

The Story of Energy - Also available as Gaeilge on our You Tube Channel

A whole school resource for teaching sustainable energy

This resource will help you bring the topic of sustainable energy into the classroom in the context of the Primary Science Curriculum and the Green-Schools programme. It will help children from Junior Infants to 6th Class learn about energy in a real world way, exploring how and why as a society we need to develop new ways to meet our energy needs. This resource makes teaching energy engaging as children see it as relevant to their own lives and future well-being. As children learn about sustainability, they will develop behaviours that benefit them and wider society. Overall, the resource will help children gain an understanding of our current energy challenges and potential future solutions.

Interactive whiteboard lesson

In order to use the Interactive Whiteboard Lessons you will need to download Active Inspire from Promethean World. You may find our instructions on downloading and Installing ActivInspire.pdf helpful.

Resources to order

At the end of this page you will find additional resources including books and posters that you can order for your school. You will also find factsheets on a variety of energy topics including climate action.

Junior and senior infant lessons

1st and 2nd class lessons

3rd and 4th class lessons

5th and 6th class lessons

Web quest mission

Learn all about energy with our thought provoking web quest mission. Your mission will be to investigate our energy supply and how we can sustain it.

Additional resources

Resources marked with an asterisk * are available for free in hard copy from

The Energy File book*

Ideas for teaching energy in the SESE curriculum for senior primary classes - English version / Irish version

The Story of Energy

Guzzler resources

Guzzler Posters*

Raise awareness in your school about energy with these 5 posters.
English one side, Irish reverse - to order your posters e-mail

Guzzler's Big Book on Energy*

A large story book suitable for infants and 1st class.

English version / Irish version

Guzzler Investigates Energy*

Ideas for teaching energy in the SESE curriculum for junior primary classes

English version / Irish version (online only)

Make your own windmill

Download the template and make windmills with the class.

Lesson plans for senior primary classes


These factsheets will give you ideas to discuss the various topics in class, resources to help you teach them and ideas for projects your pupils can do. Many of these activities can help towards various Green Flags.

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