Try out some other websites about energy

There are many wonderful websites where you can find out more about energy.  Some can be used with your class and others make great resources for background information

The list below is some sites I found which I liked.  There should be at least one in the list to suit your needs!

Discover Primary Science Great activities on the science of energy and more.

Ask about Ireland- ENFO
ENFO the Departments of Environment's Information portal on environmental issues.

Irish Campaign for climate change this has a section for primary schools.

An Taisce Green Schools Programme
The green schools programme encourages schools to get involved in reducing waste, saving energy and water to achieve a green flag.

Eco-Unesco is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation.  Eco-Unesco run the YEA, an annual environmental awards programme for young people.

Planet Aqua
This site this site is all about our aquatic environment and how to protect it. There is also a teachers' section with ideas for lesson plans which fit into the SESE curriculum.

Action Renewables
This Northern Ireland based site has lots of information about renewable energy.

International Sites:

Education World Search Engine
Over 50,000 links, as well as teacher aids such as sample lesson plans, curriculum materials, monthly educational site reviews, and educator forums.

EduGreen - Renewable Energy
This website is geared towards children.  It looks at renewable energy resources.  There is a poetry section which you can look at with John Lennon’s Imagine playing in the background.  There is also a story section and a quiz section.

Energy Information Administration
Good site with child friendly explanations on energy. Some great classroom activities, extensive glossary and more.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
This website has documents (some available as pdfs) about how renewable energy resources can be used in the home, in businesses, in schools and in modes of transport.

Energy Quest
California Energy Commission's award winning website for children. Also great for parents and teachers.

Global Warming Kids Site
Informative, child friendly site which explains all about global warming and the greenhouse effect. Although a bit text heavy, it is explained in simple language.

Tiki the Penguin
Very child friendly site featuring Tiki the penguin.

Semper Solasis This website explains the different types of renewable energy and has links to more lessons and experiments.

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