Energy conservation is an important consideration among people all over the world. Because of the popular demand of fossil fuels and the limited available supply and the threat of global warming, learning to conserve energy can help save the planet. Educating children about what they can do around the house to help conserve energy can promote good energy efficiency habits early on, and help save you money in the process. Energy efficiency games for kids are useful tools to help get your children started.
Lolly Vs the Energy Monkeys
The Funergy website has a few games that encourage children to become more conscious of saving energy in their homes. Among them is "Lolly vs The Energy Monkeys". In this interactive energy saving game, children can assist the animated character Lolly in preventing a spaceship of monkeys from stealing energy from her home. Using the mouse, your child can move from room to room with Lolly turning off lights, appliances, heaters, air conditioners and closing windows to keep the space monkeys from capturing wasted energy from her home.
Eco Kids Energy Efficiency Quiz
Eco Kids is an award winning website dedicated to environmental education for children. The site offers a variety of lesson plans for teachers and energy efficient education activities for children. Among the activities is a point-and-click energy efficiency quiz that features a four room home with a garage where children click on objects to learn how to properly use them to conserve energy. Kids can move from room to room clicking on objects like thermostats, water faucets, cars, and light fixtures to answer multiple choice questions related to how the objects may save and/or expend energy.
The object of the game Lights Out is to assist and animated character Charlie in saving energy by turning off lights and electrical appliances and replacing yellow light bulbs with a CFL bulb. You must move as quickly as possible to stop the animated home from burning energy, and each light bulb changed must be brought up from the basement level one at a time. Kids can move Charlie by using the arrow keys to go left and right and up and down the stairs and the space bar is used to pick up and replace light bulbs and turn off appliances.
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