Better Energy Education: Kids' Classes

One of our favorite things in our day-to-day work is to deliver better energy education classes to children and young people at faith-based and community organizations across Southern California.

We use a combination of resources both from Sunistics and external education entities, and we are always asked to share them after the classes.

So here is a list of our favorite resources (in no particular order):

1.  Climate Cops: Among the many fun games, Climate Cops also suggests energy saving activities - “No Power Hours.” From energy saving missions like standby button “Whack Attack” to word searches and other games, Climate Cops is perfect for kids and young people learning about energy conservation. www.climatecops.com

2.  Energy Kids: Energy Kids is the official learning and teaching resource from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. We like it because it breaks things down really simply for kids of all ages, and the puzzles and riddles are good fun for everyone. Which part of jail are the energy criminals kept? The fuel cell, of course. www.eia.com/kids

3.  Energy Star Kids: Energy Star Kids is a website that explains the energy issues facing the world and what can be done in our day-to-day lives to help. It provides fun facts and interactive games that teach young people that everyone has a role to play in energy conservation and the reasons it’s important. Visit www.energystar.com

4.  National Energy Education Development: The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) is a wonderful resource that we share with faith-based organizations and communities during our energy management classes and seminars. It provides a broad range of detailed information for those who really want to learn about energy, where it comes from, what it is, how it’s used, and importantly, the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources. The curriculum is suitable for all age groups. www.need.com/curriculum

Try them out at home or keep an eye out for when we’ll be next in your community. Contact us for more information.