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EDF Energy Education runs an interactive website for teachers, community group leaders and children and have created digital school programs (with tens of thousands of schools and teachers registered.). Their aim is a.o. to “help children understand that a low carbon, secure and affordable energy supply is vital for the future”. They also run national campaigns to help people engage with sustainability messages. The website has videos, quizzes, games, etc.
LG&E and KU have a partnership with NEED and support a mobile learning exhibit in schools called “Captain Current vs. The Electricity Vampires” where kids are asked to help track down voltage villains while teaching the children to save energy. The site contains resources for children and their families as well as for teachers.
Schneider Electric’s Energy University provides a catalogue of over 200 free e-courses covering multiple topics to boost knowledge and improve one’s career path and help companies achieve greater efficiency. They are endorsed by numerous organizations and professional organizations.
Learn about the power grid while playing a puzzle game where the goal is to ensure there are no blackouts, that the grid works and you produce the right amount of power.
Visual knowledge application about energy and electricity.
Origin has assembled a comprehensive range of video, PowerPoint and other interactive energy-related resources for teachers and students between the ages of 6 to 14. Topics range from explanations of the science of certain renewable energy sources including wind, solar, hydro and biomass, as well as simple explanations of the common units used to measure electricity, common concepts related to the management of the electricity system, as well as measures that individuals can take to save energy.
Microsoft keeps a database of educational e-books which aim to explain energy sources such as wind, hydro and solar power, as well as the physics of electricity production to children of primary school age. Some of these sources are free, while others can be bought for relatively little through the Microsoft website under the series title, Baby Professor.