October Energy Awareness Month
Every year in October, the U.S. Department of Energy celebrates Energy Awareness month. During this exciting month, many schools and parents teach children about energy efficiency and tackle energy efficiency activities.
This October consider teaching your family about the energy sources such as renewable energy and how to use it more efficiently.
Below are some easy activity topics and ideas you can use to learn more about energy.
- Learn what Renewable Energy is: Energy from natural sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat.
Understanding the importance of energy can create an understanding of why we need to conserve it. Ask your kids what they think energy is and try these games to make it fun and not seem like an additional homework assignment.
- Conduct science experiments: Have fun with your family and conduct an experiment by using common household items. Here are some cool activities from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
- Check your home for ways on how to be more energy efficient: Walk around your home and point out at any equipment that you could unplug since it’s not in use. Check every light bulb and switch to energy efficient light bulbs.
Learn by being creative: For your younger kids, you might want to add a touch of color to really capture their attention. Check out this amazing Energy Star Lorax activity book.
Read about energy: Test your kids knowledge and have them read about energy online. Google is your bestfriend!
Burn some energy: Go for walk and show your kids how you literally are surrounded by energy. Point out lights posts, cars and etc. After all, they all use energy!
Learn more about renewable energy with Gexa Energy.