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Energy, Resources, and the Environment

Contributor: Ashley Rose. Lesson ID: 10121

Does it take much energy to flip a light switch? What can tiny atoms do? What's at the other end of your electric wires? Using videos and online tools, learn about energy and how to keep it coming!


Earth Science

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Do 5 jumping jacks right now!

  • Where did you get the energy to do that?

Think about the electricity in your home.

  • Where does this energy come from?

In this lesson, using games and other stuff, you will learn where we get the energy to make things work. Wait 'til you get to make a brochure about energy sources!

Your body makes energy using the food you eat.

But what about tools and machines and other things that don't eat? Think about the energy that powers appliances in your house.

Watch this Kid's Educational Games Different Sources of Energy, Using Energy Responsibly, Educational Video for Kids video about energy sources:


Make a list of things in your house that need energy to work. After making your list, think about where the energy comes from to power those items.

Charge up your knowledge of Energy Sources with Energy Kids from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

When you are done, continue on to the Got It? section to work on some challenging assignments.

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