Not in my back yard

These resources are designed to support an interdisciplinary lesson on energy infrastructure for 11–14 year olds. They include a teacher guide, an introductory video, three worksheets and a class certificate.

This lesson is intended to support teachers with curriculum-relevant materials while enthusing, exciting and inspiring pupils with the future of energy.


  • Video introduction to the concept of the ‘three As’ that can be asked when examining the development of the Earth’s energy resources:
    • accessibility
    • availability
    • acceptability
  • Ranking of hypothetical developments from pupils’ home​s
  • Group discussion about hypothetical energy developments
  • Mapping locations using four-figure grid references


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BGS not in my back yard introductory video. BGS © UKRI.

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