Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT Education - schools and groups



Where's the Impact? Available to buy at £21 + p&p. Discounts for purchasing 5 copies or more

An educational activity to explore the ecological footprint. Often referrred to by users as the kinder egg activity, it is a fun way to get people of all ages thinking about the impact of our everyday consumption.

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See also our CAT Educational Resources in our online Eco Store

STEM resources

for KS3-5 and Welsh Baccalaureate

Adnoddau STEM

ar gyfer CA3-5 a Bagloriaeth Cymru

The Green House

The green house cover

Downloadable Resources

Updated version 2015

Energy Trumps is a card game which enables players to learn more about different supplies of energy and the various positives and negatives associated with each.

Energy Trumps

Individual Cards

Alternatively you can download each card individually by clicking here.

Energy Trumps Factfiles

For Energy Trumps Factfiles click here

New updated version 2015

Trympiau YnniCardiau unigol

Trympiau Ynni Ffeil Ffeithiau

An overview of the issues, challenges and possibilities related to the way we produce and consume food.


Background reading, workshops, organisations and activities relating to sustainable food.
Energy Futures (3.05 MB)

The challenges and possible energy futures in a nutshell.

A resource guide for teachers looking for sustainable energy resources for the classroom.

A look at sustainable building design, materials, and energy use

Useful documents and activities for teachers related to sustainable building issues

A powerpoint of some examples of sustainable buildings to illustrate principles (produced for an EPSRC funded project with De Montfort University).

Back up data on the buildings in 'Sustainable Buildings - 5 examples' - Powerpoint resource.

A brief overview of the ZCB 2030 strategy as a useful starting point.


A short audit for pupils to do at home.

A brief audit tool for pupils to use in their school.


A Powerpoint resource suitable for KS2 and above.

Copyright remains with the copyright holder where applicable. All rights reserved. E & OE.

An activity to discuss needs and wants with pupils.

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Outdoor learning resources

The Dyfi Biosphere Education Group’s tried and tested activity plans and resources are now available online. The activities successfully deliver ESDGC, the Skills Framework and Curriculum Cymreig and the activities explore all elements of the Biosphere, from food and buildings to woodlands and bogs. Find the here.

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