Whoa! Learn

For Middle School Students

We use energy every day of our lives. We use it to drive to school, to surf the internet, to take a warm shower, and even to play our favorite tunes. We get this energy from different kinds of sources; some are renewable, while others are nonrenewable. Do you know the difference? Renewable energy is the kind that comes from a source that is not at risk of depleting any time soon. It means that we don't have to worry about this energy running out. Sources in nature, such as the wind, the sun and even water are renewable energy sources. We can harness wind and sunlight to generate electricity, which allows us to have power in a way that is safe for the environment. Once electricity is generated, it is carried on transmission lines, which move power from its source to our homes, schools, and communities.

There is a lot to learn about how we power our lives, and how we can do so in a way that is safe for the environment. Just select your topic of interest, and you'll find plenty of fun games and facts.

Renewable energy