Saving Energy Facts for Kids – 5 Enlightening Facts about Energy Saving

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

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Saving Energy Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Taking a Shower Instead of a Bath Can Save More Energy

Did you know that taking a bath instead of a shower can use up to 25 gallons of water. That is bigger than a gas tank in a car! Taking a showers uses over 3 times less water than a bath. Not only does it use less water but also a lot less energy.  It takes a lot more power and energy to heat the water that is used in baths than in showers. Switching a bath for a 10- minute shower is a great and easy way to save energy.

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Saving Energy Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Devices That Are Turned off Can Still Use up Energy

For safety and energy conserving reasons, it’s a good idea to always plug out your electronics from the wall when not in use. All of the electronic devices in your house that are plugged in can be sucking energy, when on standby or when not turned on. This is called “phantom energy”. “Phantom energy is the electricity that’s absorbed by appliances from the socket, even when they are turned off. Having your tv or playstation on standby when you are not using it can use up a lot of energy and add greatly to your electricity costs.

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Saving Energy Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Changing Your Lightbulbs Can Save a Lot of Energy

When a lightbulb in your house becomes burnt out, you should replace it with a Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFLs) or a Light emitting diode (LEDs). These light bulbs are much more energy efficient  and long lasting. They can use up to 75 percent less energy than standard bulbs and they can last 10 times longer.

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Saving Energy Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Closing Windows and Blinds Can Save Energy

This is a very quick and easy way to save energy. During the summer, if you leave the house it is a good idea to keep our windows and blinds closed during the day. If the windows are shut and curtains or blinds closed, the heat is kept out and the air conditioning stays in. This makes the house a lot cooler and removes the need for electric fans, which cuts down on your energy use. 

Saving Energy Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Walking or Cycling Instead of Driving Preserves Energy

Driving a car uses a lot of gas to get to our desired destination and produces many greenhouse gases. Instead of driving, why not walk or cycle to school a couple of days a week. Not only will it save energy but it is also very beneficial to your health. This saves energy by allowing the oil and gas that would be used to get you places to be used instead for electricity and heating in your home. If walking or cycling isn’t an option, carpooling is a great solution to cut down the amount of cars on the road and save energy.

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We hope you enjoyed learning more things about saving energy as much as we loved teaching you about it. Now that you know how majestic our environment is, you can move on to learn more about STEM like: Batteries, Circuits, Electricity, PH Scale, Lasers, Rainbows, Fireworks, Gases, Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases, Electromagnetic Waves and States of Matter.

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