At Watt Watchers of Texas, we believe that introducing kids of all ages to the benefits of energy efficiency—both for the planet and for our bills—is essential if they are to maintain an energy-efficient culture. For those Texas residents who homeschool their children and are looking for free homeschooling resources for energy education, we have developed free homeschooling resources you can use to educate your kids about saving energy.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch …
Like everyone in Texas, Lil’ Tex and Ann are at home when Ann notices something. “Tex! Get in here! We have trouble!”
“What is it?” he asked as he came running around the corner. “Oh no, we have to stop them!”
In front of the Watt Watchers, the living room sat empty but the television was playing and the lights were on. The Wasters Gang had followed them home.
While many schools throughout the state of Texas have become a part of our energy education program and have implemented our lesson plans and activities in the classroom, homeschooled children may not have gotten access to the same resources. At Watt Watchers of Texas, we want everyone to be included and to do their part in saving energy, so we have developed lesson plans and many other free homeschooling resources for you to use at home when teaching your kids.
We picked out some great activities for you to try at home!
Because we believe that saving energy is so important, we have made all of our materials free to school and homeschooling parents. There are enough costs and bills (including those energy bills we’re working to help you reduce!) to deal with, and these energy efficiency resources should not be another thing you feel obligated to pay for. We are happy to provide you with all of the free homeschooling resources you could ever need to teach your kids about energy conservation and the many benefits that accompany the process.
Humans have used dams since ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations restricted the flow of rivers and the extent of floods with earth and mason structures. Either simple or complex, the purpose of the dam is to control the flow of water.
This activity focuses on the “reuse” theme of reduce-reuse-recycle. Students collect waste materials (paper, bottles, cans, cardboard tubes, fabric, etc) and find other uses for them either practically, for a school project, or as art objects.
We have all of the resources you will need no matter the age or grade level of your children. Our goal since 1985 has been to promote the energy conservation efforts of Texas residents and help to create more sustainability. Join us and let your kids join Lil’ Tex and Ann in their efforts rounding up the Wasters Gang!