ENERGY FOR KIDS
Figure 1. What is energy?
Figure 2. Different energy sources.
Figure 3. Types of energy.
Figure 4. Fossil fuels.
Figure 5. Renewable energy.
Figure 6. Renewable energy.
Figure 7. Energy survey.
What is energy?
Energy is the ability to do work (see Figure 1).
Our energy comes from natural resources, which are either renewable, sustainable, or non-renewable (see Figure 2).
Copy the picture in Figure 3 and complete the outer ring with examples of different types of energy.
Discover more about fuels that are millions of years old (see Figure 4).
Renewable energy sources offer a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels. Renewable energy sources are widely available, and will be for the foreseeable future. However, this energy supply can be unreliable and the quantities are relatively small and hard to store. See Figure 5 and 6.
Have a go
Carry out an energy survey and find out how much energy is needed to light your home (see Figure 7).