Energy Smart for Kids

If you teach sixth grade or high school Civics or Environmental Science in Orleans Parish and want to help your students become leaders in energy efficiency, Energy Smart is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Energy Smart is a comprehensive energy efficiency program developed by the New Orleans City Council and administered by Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

What exactly is the program?

Energy Smart for Kids is an in-class session built around two, hour-long periods, but flexible to a school's particular class block. The first class covers energy efficiency and environmental concepts, with a bicycle generator experiment. After the first session, each student goes home with an energy efficiency starter kit that they can install with their families at home. At the second session, we reinforce previous concepts, pick up homework surveys and play a house retrofit/budgeting game.

What do we cover?

Our visual and hands-on lessons are Common Core and Louisiana Student Standards correlated, and provide an excellent supplement to your classroom. Our experience has taught us that students often lack the in-depth understanding of energy systems that may be necessary in order to take action to save money and carbon emissions. We seek to fill in the blanks and inspire them to make changes in their own lives. After our presentation, students should be able to answer the questions:

  • What is energy?
  • Where do we get energy?
  • Why do we choose the resources we choose?
  • Why is this problematic?
  • What can we do about it?

What is in the kit?

Students will go home with:

  • 6 high-efficiency LEDs in two wattages

  • Low-flow shower head

  • Low-flow kitchen sink aerator

  • Low-flow bathroom sink aerator

  • Flow bag to compare the difference

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