Energy Conservation Learning Activities- Elementary

Grades1 to 8

Elementary, Middle


Energy Conservation Learning Activities offers a progressive, grade-by-grade discussion of ecological concepts related to energy conservation. A range of activities provide teachers with ideas and resources to incorporate ecological thinking into their teaching while integrating environmental learning expectations within different strands of the curriculum. Each learning activity provides background facts and specific student activities in a lesson plan format, 

Students in grades 1 to 4 will:

  • explore the electricity requirements of household devices and the sources for that electricity
  • brainstorm a list of ways to conserve energy at home and in the classroom.
  • describe their own and their family’s use of energy; suggest ways to reduce personal energy consumption 
  • learn how to use wind energy to move various objects 
  • conduct an experiment to see how plants and certain colours of paint can be used to help keep a house cool.
  • turn the classroom into a forest community so that they can explore the effects of  habitat loss on the species living there. 
  • consider habitat impacts from human energy needs 
  • graphically represent what happens to their forest species (cartoon, graph, mural, poster), due to habitat destruction
  • write their own story of habitat loss from the perspective of their species.                                                                                                                                         
  • To help teachers find additional information or lesson plan ideas, each learning activity lists relevant resources with website links. Wherever possible, outdoor learning opportunities are outlined for each grade.



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