Energy home


The E.ON Energy Experience has the ambition of helping to create an energy literate generation. It has been produced by E.ON UK, one of the UK's leading power and gas companies in association with educational experts to ensure that it fully supports your curriculum and gives young people the information they need to make informed choices.

The Energy Home section of the programme is aimed at pupils aged 5-7 and supports the science curriculum for England, Wales and Scotland. Curriculum links for England, Wales and Scotland are provided to show how this programme can be used in your teaching.

Energy Home consists of a set of online activities, which can be accessed using the buttons on the left, plus a classroom pack containing five colour information cards and 11 photocopiable activity cards. The information cards and photocopiable activity cards are available to download below.

The E.ON Energy Experience materials are designed to be used flexibly, so the online materials can be used with the print materials or they can be used on their own.

Energy Home is based around four topics:

  • What is energy? - pupils identify what energy is and sources that give things energy.
  • Using energy - pupils locate items in the home that use energy and find out how this energy is used and where it comes from. Also pupils learn about the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources, and how to make a simple circuit.
  • Wasting energy - what would a day be like without any energy? Pupils can explore this idea, and look for ways to avoid wasting energy at home.
  • Safety - can pupils be a Safety Superhero and help everyone stay safe in the kitchen? Pupils identify dangerous situations in the kitchen and see how they can be put right.

These topics are explored in the online activities and the printed cards, listed below. You can download all of the information cards as one PDF by clicking on 'Information cards', or you can download individual cards by clicking on their names. You can download the activity cards in the same way.

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the PDFs. If you do not already have this installed on your machine, you will need to download Adobe Reader.

Information cards (1.5Mb)

  1. What is energy?
  2. Energy at home
  3. Where does energy come from?
  4. Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  5. Top safety tips

Activity cards (2.3Mb)

  1. Energy sources  
  2. Energy at home
  3. Energy diary
  4. Where does electricity come from?
  5. Where does gas come from?
  6. Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  7. Circuits
  8. No energy!
  9. Energy checklist
  10. Saving energy
  11. Safety Superhero says
  12. Safety certificate

These teachers' notes outline how the online activities and activity cards can be used and include objectives, key words, expectations for the different levels that pupils will be working at, plus suggestions for alternative activities for additional support and extension activities. Pupils can evaluate their own progress in the activities by completing the Assessment form. All of this information can be accessed through the links on the top right hand side of the screen or by clicking on the hyperlinks on this page.

Estimated time guidelines have been included for the online activities in the Routes through section to help you plan your lessons, but please note that these timings may vary depending on the level at which your pupils are working.