We use energy for just about everything. But did you know that most of the energy that we use today is non-renewable? This means that it is not endless; it will eventually run out! Because renewable energy can eventually run out, we have to be really careful about how much we use! Otherwise, people in the future won’t have any energy to do the things we love to do today. Can you imagine what life would be like without being able to turn on the lights in the morning (or even to watch TV)? That would be pretty hard!
Luckily, there are ways that we can be careful about how we use energy, so that we can actually use less (even without realizing it!). Have you heard of the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle? It is an awesome slogan that helps all of us remember how to save energy!
You can learn all about the three R’s, and about other smart ways to save energy, with this awesome printable booklet!
How much can you remember from the things you read about in the infobooks above? Do you remember the difference between renewable and non-renewable? Print out this worksheet to see how much you know!
Did you know that the wind you feel on your face when you play at the playground can be used to turn the lights on in schools that are miles and miles away? It’s true! Wind can be used to make what is called energy, which can be turned into electricity. Electricity is used to turn on light bulbs, televisions, and even your computer at home!
As long as the sun shines, there will be wind on the Earth. We will never run out of wind energy! That is because wind energy is renewable. Some places have a lot more wind than others. Have you ever been to a really windy place? Those places are perfect for capturing the wind to turn it into energy.
Did you know that the sun makes the wind blow? You can learn all about how wind comes about, and how we can harness the wind to make electricity by printing out this booklet!
Print out this activity to see how much you know about the wind!
Do you know where the most wind can be found around your home? Just print out these instructions and try this fun experiment.
You may know that wind energy is a kind of renewable energy. This means that we don’t have to worry about it running out, because the wind will always blow as long as the sun is shining! Renewable energy is also good for the environment, because we don’t have to worry about using it all up and leaving none for people in the future! Do you know where else we can get renewable energy?
The sun is a giant ball of gas that sends out huge amounts of energy every day. We use some of this energy without realizing it. For example, we use sunlight to see where are going and what we are doing, and we use it to stay warm. Best of all, solar energy is free and clean. And the sun will keep making energy for millions of years. So we don’t have to worry about it running out any time soon!
We can actually use the sun to get electricity. Some people are even using it to power their homes! Do you know how we can make electricity to power our homes from the energy in the sun? Print out this great booklet to learn all about how we use energy from the sun every day, and how we can even use it to keep lights on!