Week 1 - Visit Electricity Lodge

June 01 - 04

What is electricity? How do we use electricity? Why is it important to have it? Why is it important to save it? Learn the word conserve.

Welcome to Camp Save-a-Watt! It’s week one and we’re excited to have you here! This week we’re visiting Electricity Lodge and learning about electricity.

We use electricity when we turn on the lights, watch TV, or use a fan. Can you imagine what life would be like without electricity? It would be difficult to do many of our everyday tasks without electricity.

This week at Camp Save-a-Watt, we’ll learn more facts about electricity and the items that use it. We’ll also show you why it’s important to conserve energy — that means to save or use less electricity. Click on the information below to explore. Also, below is a list of supplies you’ll need for this week’s camp craft:

  • Scissors
  • 2 toilet paper roll
  • Glue
  • String or ribbon
  • Construction paper
  • Markers, crayons, or stickers (optional)

Activities

What do you call a flower that uses electricity?

A power plant.

Readings

Visit your local library and check out any of these great reads to learn more about electricity!

  • What Are Insulators and Conductors? by Jessica Pegis
  • What is Electricity? by Ronald Monroe
  • What is Electromagnetism? by Lionel Sandner
  • What are Electrical circuits? by Ronald Monroe
  • Wired by Anastasia Suen
  • How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer
  • Shocking Science by Shar Levine
  • Electricity by Steve Parker
  • The Science Book of Electricity by Neil Ardley
  • The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip by Joanna Cole
  • The Invention Hunters Discover How Electricity Works by Korwin Briggs
  • Building Squishy Circuits by AnnMarie Thomas
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kankwamba
  • The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling
  • Ernie the Electrician by Cathy East Dubowski
  • Red Light, Green Light by Anastasia Suen
  • The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
  • Electricity by Hugh Westrup
  • Electricity: Bulbs, Batteries, and Sparks by Darlene R. Stille
  • The Invention Hunters Discover How Electricity Works by Korwin Briggs
  • Electricity at Work by Rebecca Felix

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