Energy Education Activities

Sharpie Tie-Die

Sharpie Tie-Die

Make your own sharpie tie-die! Materials: 3 Sharpie markers – red, yellow and blue 2 – 9 oz plastic cups 2 rubber bands 2 – 1 oz dropper bottles with caps Small funnel Piece of cotton cloth When it comes to colors, our favorite thing is mixing them all up. And if we’re mixing colorful […]

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Make Your Own Tornado in a Jar

Make Your Own Tornado in a Jar

There is a lot of energy demonstrated in the weather around us, and here is a fun activity for the summer! Create your own “pet” tornado in a jar. Materials: One large jar with a tight fitting lid Two drops of dish liquid 1/4 tsp of glitter Directions: Fill the clean jar with water up […]

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How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven

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Cooling Fan

Cooling Fan

Does a fan really cool the air? Over half of the energy that we use in our house is used for heating and for cooling. In the summer, some people suggest that you turn on a fan instead of your air conditioner (or raise the temperature of your air conditioner and use a fan) as […]

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Converting Chemical Energy into Radiant Energy

Converting Chemical Energy into Radiant Energy

        Light sticks are fun but have you ever wondered how they work?  Light sticks glow as a result of a chemical reaction that transfers energy into light.  Here is a fun experiment to try at home: Observe an unbroken light stick. If you hold it up to the light, you will […]

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