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Renewable Energy Activities for Kids

Renewable energy offers learning opportunities for students of all ages. From the basics of what "renewable energy" means, all the way up to learning the intricacies of how the technologies work.
Kids activities included face-painting, bouncy castles, and building model solar cars!
Kids Activities at the Montana Clean Energy Fair

Renewable energy offers learning opportunities for students of all ages. From the basics of what "renewable energy" means, all the way up to learning the intricacies of how the technologies work. Below we have listed some of our favorite interactive activities, as well as some great resources to find even more information.

Make an easy solar oven at home for s'mores and cookies! Instructions online via NASA Climate Kids or download the PDF.

Start small by making a pinwheel and talk about how air can make things turn! Instructions online via STEM-works or Download the PDF.

Step things up a bit and use household items to make an wind turbine and anemometer to measure wind speed! (Note: some of the wind turbines suggested require specialty items) Download PDF of instructions.

Play "Power Up!" a simple, interactive, and fun online videogame from NASA that teaches kids about wind and solar.

For a more formal presentation, download this slide deck that MREA uses in classrooms to teach younger students about energy and renewable energy basics. Download PDF of Presentation or Version B with slide notes

Want to learn more or talk through some questions? Reach out to MREA!

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