Students and Schools

Everyday Energy

From playing their favorite video games to flipping the switch to turn off the lights when leaving a room, kids use energy all the time. SMECO’s Everyday Energy teaches students in fourth and fifth-grade about the benefits of smart energy use, so they can help save energy at home and at school.

The SMECO Everyday Energy lesson plan is now available for enrolled fourth and fifth-grade teachers and their students. Please reach out to schools@SMECO.coop to learn more about the program.

Curriculum Features:

  • Offers flexibility with 6 customizable lessons that supports existing curriculum 
  • Applies STEM Standards of Practice and standards from Maryland’s math, science, and English language arts
  • Includes an optional Capstone activity in which students act as energy auditors for your school
Sample Lesson Plan. Day 1: Engage and Explore - introduce energy efficiency. Day 2: Explain - examine everyday energy use. Days 3-5: Elaborate - review energy efficiency products; prepare for and conduct school energy audit. Day 6: Evaluate - demonstrate new ways to save energy.

What’s Included:

  • Turn-key lesson plans
  • Customizable activities
  • Additional online resources
  • Student worksheets
  • Complimentary energy-efficient items for your school

Bonus Benefits:

When you participate in the SMECO Schools program, teachers receive gift cards for school supplies and students get a $25 coupon plus free shipping to the SMECO Online Store, so their families can update their homes with energy-efficient products like LED bulbs, smart power strips, smart thermostats, and more!

For more information about SMECO’s Everyday Energy program, e-mail schools@SMECO.coop or call 877-818-4094

Maryland Standards for STEM, Math, Science, and English Language Arts
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