Green-Schools Stay Home – Energy

We’re really excited to show you some cool stuff you can do at home to keep helping the environment. In this page, we have put Energy -themed videos, quizzes, experiments, ideas and more activities that students can enjoy doing at home. Our sample week is a week full of activities, shares and ideas for students in the age categories of Junior Primary (Infants – 2nd class), Senior Primary (3rd – 6th class) and Secondary School (1st – 6th year). So hopefully there is one or two for all ages to engage with each week.

The activities will, help students learn about Energy and suggest ways in which we all can work together to increase awareness of energy issues and improve energy efficiency. Please tell us how you get on with any photos or videos or put them on social media with the hashtag #GreenSchoolsStayHome. Enjoy!

Sample Week A

Monday Activity – Switching Off at Home

Age Group: Primary

This fun activity is suitable for all ages: learn a little about the types of energy we can find at home. Follow our Green-Schools top tips for saving energy at home and impress the folks at home! If you feel you could be doing more why not open the link to our Standby Search and hunt for the Energy Vampires in your house.

Tuesday Activity – DIY: How to Make a Landboat

Age Group: Primary Junior and Senior

Wind energy provides a clean, sustainable solution to our energy problems. It can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels in generating electricity, without the direct emission of greenhouse gases. There will always be wind; it is inexhaustible and renewable. For hundreds of years wind was a key to our global travel, wouldn’t it be great if we could sail places instead of driving. Why not explore this idea more by making your very own Land Boat! Suitable for all ages but some adult supervision may be required for junior primary students.

Wednesday Activity – Energy Quiz

Age Group: Junior and Senior Primary

How much do you know about renewable energy? Try the Green Schools interactive Energy Quiz, the right answers will bring you to the next question and you might learn something about energy along the way.

Thursday Lesson – What WEEE can do

Age Group: Primary and Secondary

WEEE stands for: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Now more than ever the World is full of devices designed to make life easier. You might have many electrical and battery powered devices at home such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, hair dryers, radios and more. But what do we do when we are done with these devises or they don’t work any longer? Learn more with and WEEE Ireland and why not take the WEEE pledge challenge at home?

Friday Share – The Story Of Energy

Age Group: All

Green-Schools Energy works closely with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and have put together a number of great resources to help teach children about energy. Why not check out SEAI’s YouTube page and watch the Story of Energy. Its suitable for all ages and a great way to start understanding work on the Green-Schools Energy.

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