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  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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  • Monday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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The Ecotricity Box

Our Ecotricity box explores the topic of ‘green’ energy generation. It is designed to sit alongside your normal lessons on electricity and prompts interdisciplinary links as well as integrating modern environmental considerations.

Recommended age: 7 years – 12 years.

What’s in the box? 

Our Ecotricity box contains a range of different teaching stimuli such as: a miniature green-energy model dolls house, a hydro-power water wheel demonstration piece and water pressure experiment, temperature probes and a solar-powered water heating experiment, and a class-set of example electricity bills. It includes two non-fiction books and a children’s edition of the Mary Shelley classic Frankenstein with a supporting guide. This box is great for students in KS2 / Second Level upwards. 

You know your students best, but please be aware of that some items and books may be more suitable for a particular age group than others. Below are a selection of useful links and downloadable resources to help you make the most of the box. Please note we cannot control the content from external websites. 

Did you know?  

Heatherslaw Mill in Northumberland has a working water-powered mill: https://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/heatherslaw-mill/  

Paxton House in Berwickshire was one of the first houses in Scotland to pump water using a water wheel from a spring up to the house: https://paxtonhouse.co.uk/visit/grounds-gardens/the-waterwheel/