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It will be useful to have a collection of experiments that teachers and parents can use to help children understand the scientific concepts behind how & why to conserve energy and the different energy sources. These could contain the list of materials needed and procedure.
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Resources are free to access & download. These can be used for classroom teaching as well as at home by parents.

See the complete list of energy resources for children at “What Resources Can Be Used to Explain Energy Sources & Saving to Children?” (OneSharedEarth, 2020).

TopicAgeResourceInfoOrganisationNotes
Comparing Light Bulbs (primary)6-10Instructions, backgroundExperiment to determine which light bulbs use less energy than othersThe NEED Project, 2013
Comparing Light Bulbs (intermediate)9-12Instructions, background, discussion ideasExperiment to determine which light bulbs use less energy than othersThe NEED Project, 2013
Insulation9-12Instructions, background, discussion ideasExperiment to determine what materials are good insulatorsThe NEED Project, 2013
Cooling Fan9-12Instructions, backgroundExperiment to determine if a fan cools the airThe NEED Project, 2013
Energy From Garbage9-12Instructions, background, discussion ideasExperiment to determine what environment is best for producing energy from decaying materialThe NEED Project, 2013
Wind Around Your Home9-12Instructions, background, discussion ideasExperiment to determine good locations for a windmillThe NEED Project, 2013
British Science Association - burning waste11-14Instructions, background, discussion ideasExperiment to compare renewable and nonrenewable oilsThe PodEmail registration required
Build A Solar OvenInstructions, background, recipesExperiment to build a solar oven and cook food in itHome Science Tools, 2008
The Energy Effects of Shade and House PaintInstructions, backgroundExperiment to determine if paint or shade from a tree can help save energyHowStuffWorks, 2012
Wind Energy Experiments & Turbine Science ProjectInstructions, backgroundExperiment to see how a basic turbine works and optionally create electricity from itHome Science Tools, 2017

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