Along with parents, teachers can play a key role in helping kids learn to use energy wisely. This section contains the resources you need to put this website to work for your class. We’ve included activities and experiments, plus worksheets to help you assess students’ understanding of key science and energy concepts.
Energy Efficiency World uses information, experiments, games, and activities to teach students the many forms of energy, how to use it efficiently, and how wise energy use helps the environment.
This site is geared for a range of interests and reading levels and can be used by students in elementary and middle school. (Students can click on highlighted vocabulary words to access pop-up definitions.) Nonreaders will need adult assistance to play the games.
The site features four main areas:
- Games—Interactive games simulate home energy wasters, introduce renewable energy resources, and let kids calculate the cost savings from various energy-efficient behaviors.
- For Kids—Key science and energy content is organized into thematic sections. Each section is self-contained and includes relevant experiments and hands-on activities.
- For Parents—Tips describe how to get the most out of this site with your kids. These include handy checklists for home use, and links to useful energy websites.
- For Teachers—You’re in this area now! This contains tools and tips for educators.
Other helpful features include Tell Me More, a section for students doing reports and research; an Energy Saver Certificate that students can use to track their progress through the site; a handy Glossary; and a page of Links to related energy websites.