Energy Saving Tips for Kids

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Dear Parents,

Quarantine has brought families together in new ways, often indoors. While this bonding is great, parents need time to themselves and kids need time to satisfy their curiosity. Teaching energy efficiency tips for kids is great because energy is all around us, and chances are your bills could use a little break.

Pass your passion for the planet down to your kids. Saving energy helps secure a safe future for our children. Our Junior Energy Investigator activity book helps with energy efficiency tips, but the best chore chart includes energy saving tasks. This way you instill good habits that help your whole family curb climate change.

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Energy Efficiency Tips for Parents

Did your little investigator find a few ways to save energy around your home? That’s great news! Even the most energy conscious among us can still find ways to improve. Our activity book has energy saving tips for kids, but we have lots of resources available to help parents, too! Take the next step to improving the energy efficiency of your home – your investigator can help!

Confirm the Results & Close the Case

Have an official Energy Assessor check your home. Or, you can conduct your own DIY home energy audit and have your little investigator point out all the areas for improvement:

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Solve the Clues of Energy Inefficiency

Once you have all the evidence compiled, you and your Junior Investigator can crack the case and make your home more efficient.

  • Read through your Jr Energy Investigator’s findings in the Junior Investigator book together.
  • Look at the suggestions below for how to research your next steps.
  • Share how you cracked the case on social media! #energymission
Energy Tips for Heating & Cooling

Windows & Doors

On average, one third of a home’s heat loss is through windows & doors. Adding insulation saves money and energy:

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Water Heater Energy Tips

14% of all homes’ energy consumption is from heating water. If you turn down the temperature on your water heater or get a newer one, you can save a lot of energy.


Air Sealing Energy Tips

By reducing the drafts in your home, you can cut your heating and cooling consumption.

Energy Tips for Water Inefficiency

The average American household uses more than 300 gallons of water per day. Water is considered a renewable resource, but it takes energy to clean it and deliver it to your home.

Energy Tips for Electrical Inefficiency

29% of energy consumption is used by a combination of lighting, refrigeration, and other home appliances. Although we need those for living comfortably, we can find ways to be more efficient in the way we use electricity.

More Activities & Energy Saving Tips for Kids

Jr Energy Investigator Activities (8-12)

  • Share the Findings: Have your Jr Investigator share what they’ve learned with the rest of the family. They can show off their knowledge and get the whole family on board.
  • Rewards System: The best chore chart includes energy savings. Every time your Jr Investigator does something that saves energy, give them a star to save up for a prize.
  • Boardgame: Play a board game with your Jr Investigator to learn more about energy efficiency versus energy inefficiency. The one who saves the most energy wins!
  • Wordsearch: Find words associated with energy efficiency.

Sr Energy Investigators (12+)

For the more advanced problem-solvers who want to understand bigger concepts, try these activities:

  • NASA’s Weather vs. Climate helps kids understand how climate and energy are related.
  • Have your Sr Investigator help plan your next DIY home project. They can apply their new energy-saving skills and feel more involved.
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