A day of hands-on challenges based on real life situations within the renewable energy industry for S1-3 pupils. Get Energised is made possible by the generous support of the ScottishPower Foundation.

Level: S1-S3
Cost: Free
Length of workshop: 10am-2.30pm, with 30 minute lunch
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Booking: Book free tickets via Eventbrite (see below)


National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride):
Wed 28 – Fri 30 Sep 2016
Mon 10 – Wed 12 Oct 2016

Book National Museum of Rural Life dates

National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh):
Mon 21 – Tue 22 Nov 2016
Mon 8 – Thu 11 May 2017

Book National Museum of Scotland dates

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

Pupils will work in teams of three. Maximum 36 pupils per day. You can also attend our Get Energised CPD sessions.

At the National Museum of Scotland, you can also visit our new Art, Design, Fashion, Science and Technology galleries during the day. Download our guidelines to find out more.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Pupils will:

  • Pupils will discover more about renewable energy in Scotland through a series of hands-on, group-work activities.
  • Have an introduction to the range of renewable energies in Scotland
  • Take part in a workshop to build their own hydro turbine working in groups
  • Take part in a workshop to engineer a wave technology model working in groups
  • Reflect on the skills used within the sessions and how this relates to future careers

Follow up activities

Renewable Energy Industry Experts

Do you work in the renewable energy industry? National Museums Scotland are looking for people working within the industry to get involved in their schools programme. People working in the industry are on a Steering Group to assist with programme development, take part in school events as judges, assist with delivery of sessions, give keynote speeches to pupils, and take part in training events with teachers and museum staff.

If you’d like to find out more, or have any questions, please get in touch with us: schools@nms.ac.uk.