EnerAction helps you bring energy conservation and efficiency projects to your Grade 4 to 7 students. Designed to meet learning outcomes for British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, EnerAction gets students talking about energy and helps them see the connections between energy consumption and their daily choices.
• Where does energy come from?
• What is an ecological footprint?
• What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy?
• Why would you use a Carbon Calculator?
• How is transportation around the world changing to become more sustainable?
• What actions can we take to conserve energy?
The EnerAction lesson plans and backgrounders as well as the characters Electra, EnerGuy, Sparky and the Carbon Critters help your students discover the answers! In one lesson, students work with an online Carbon Calculator to investigate the cost in energy — and in greenhouse gases — to light their classroom. Students identify ways to save energy and then track their success.
New Unit on Sustainable Transportation
EnerAction now includes a new unit on Sustainable Transportation which includes three lesson plans (lessons #12, 13 and 14) and a set of ten Sustainable Transportation Case Studies! Click here to learn more about the new lesson plans. To view or download them, log in with your GreenLearning ID and password. Not yet registered? Click here.
- Fourteen comprehensive lesson plans written by teachers for teachers. See the lesson plans.
- Lesson plans that are linked to Grade 4 to 7 curricula in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. See the curriculum tables.
- Backgrounders and Case Studies on energy and the environment and on sustainable transportation. You do not need to be an energy expert to teach EnerAction.
- Comprehensive teacher materials to assist you every step of the way.