Electricity is an important part of our lives - we use it all the time! Use these activities to learn about how we use it and where it comes from.
The search for energy
Lots of things in the home need energy to work. Find out where this energy comes from by clicking on one of the activities below. It's best to start with Energy at home and work your way through the activities in order but you can start with any activity.
Energy at home
Spot which items use electricity at home, learn what mains electricity is and discover how a circuit works.Start Energy at home activity
Getting electricity to your home can be a tricky business! Let's see how it happens and learn what substations do.Start Substations activity
A wind farm and coal-fired power station both generate electricity. What's the difference between them? Lizzie will help you to find out.Start Power! activity
Our new school
In Energy Town there's going to be a new school: you've got £4m to spend on building materials to make sure that the school is as energy-efficient as possible.Start Our new school activity
The town is going renewable
The mayor in Energy Town wants all of its electricity to be supplied by renewable sources. She thinks that building a wind farm will be a good idea and wants to find out more about this and other renewable sources. Click on one of the activities below and help the town go renewable. It's best to start with How will it work? and work your way through the activities in order, but you can start with any activity.
How will it work?
Let's find out how a wind turbine can make electricity so it can operate a joke machine.Start How will it work? activity
Where will it work?
Help the town council decide where a wind farm should be built.Start Where will it work? activity
How do we get the electricity to where we need it?
Work out the best route for the new power lines to join the new renewable power station to the town.Start How do we get the electricity to where we need it? activity
How much energy do we need?
Take control of Energy Town's power supplies for one day. Let's see how you handle the different scenarios whilst trying to keep the town happy!Start How much energy do we need? activity