Simple circuits in the classroom at: http://www.ourlady.co.uk/work-science4a.htm
Making a lemon battery. Instructions on youtube.com (type in ‘lemon battery’)
The ‘Enviro Battery’ kit (STG£7.95) available from www.curious-minds.co.uk – it includes the lemon battery and lots of other ‘eco-friendly’ batteries.
Making a sparker: www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/sparker.html
Organise a group challenge:
Divide your class into teams and get each team to investigate the best renewable energy option for your local community.
Do a case study on some of the Irish research groups active in electricity and energy research. Children might profile the scientists and engineers or attempt to interview them.
Are there many women scientists and engineers in this research area?