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Energy Carnival

Lesson Description:
Welcome to the Primary Energy Carnival—nine games designed to reinforce information about the ten major energy sources, renewable and nonrenewable energy, and the ways we use energy. The carnival is designed for students in grades K-3. Each game comes with instructions and can be played independently.

The carnival can be played by a single class or by several classes at the same time. Student teams spend up to five minutes at each station and win energy bucks by answering questions and solving problems. Our instructions are geared for a nine station carnival program with six students on a team (maximum of 54 students). For smaller groups, use fewer carnival games or reduce the number of students on each team. For larger audiences, plan additional circles.

Below are attached instructions and each separate activity game to be more convenient if you are specifically implemented only one activity/lesson.
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Time Needed:
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