The US Department of Energy developed a Kids’ Page with fun facts, games, puzzles and even a history of energy dating back to the dinosaurs, plus get energy news and other cool stuff for the classroom.
Also, the nation’s schools are helping to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency. Students can do their part by visiting the ENERGY STAR Kids site. The site contains several interactive pages with tips on how students can save energy every day and learn more about why energy efficiency is so important to protecting the environment.
Duke Energy has created a fun game for school-age children to help understand the real-world costs of different types of energy generation. The Energy Challenge is an educational tool to demonstrate the tradeoffs of choosing an energy generation mix that will meet future energy demand while minimizing CO2 emissions and keeping costs as low as possible. Students try to combine different types of electricity generation while keeping costs low! It is only intended to be a simulation to create a better understanding of generation decision-making.