Energy Conservation Curriculum

Energy use is an important issue, and it’s one that allows anyone – including elementary school students – to make a real difference. By learning how to conserve energy, sharing those lessons with families and friends, and raising awareness in their communities, students can demonstrate that saving energy means saving money, and ultimately makes Virginia a better place to live.

Virginia Energy Sense is pleased to provide this teaching curriculum to help teach the Standards of Learning on energy usage. These Virginia Standards-based, cross-curricular classroom activities appeal to a variety of learning styles. They combine interactive teaching and learning activities and promote energy conservation, offering a unique opportunity to create a dialogue with students in the classroom about this important issue.

Our program objectives include:

  • Helping students and parents understand energy use, and how to save energy easily and cost-effectively.
  • Encouraging students, schools and families to take an active role in conserving electricity consumption.
  • Motivating students to use their knowledge about energy use to promote change in their school and at home.

This curriculum was developed with the assistance of the Virginia Department of Education, and we encourage you to share this valuable program with other teachers at your school. Although the materials are copyrighted, you may reproduce them for educational purposes. Please let us know your opinion about this program by filling out and returning the teacher and student evaluations at the end of the booklet, or by responding through the feedback form here. We look forward to your comments. If you have any questions about the program, please email us at

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