Energy Town


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 Town section of the programme, aimed at pupils aged 7–11, supports the science and geography curricula 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 Town consists of a set of online activities which can be accessed using the buttons on the left, plus a classroom pack containing 14 photocopiable information cards and 10 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 to support the print activities or they can be used on their own.

Energy Town is based around four topics:

  • Electricity - pupils identify items that use electricity, look at how electricity is produced, see how a simple circuit works and find out how electricity gets to the home.
  • Energy and the environment - pupils look at how different energy sources affect the environment eg how burning fossil fuels adds to global warming.
  • Saving energy - pupils find out why it is important not to waste energy and look into ways that energy can be saved.
  • Safety - pupils are taught how to stay safe around electricity.

These topics can be explored in the online challenges and the print resources 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 (1.2Mb)

  1. Energy source: wind
  2. Energy source: hydroelectric
  3. Energy source: solar
  4. Energy source: biomass
  5. Energy source: traditional coal
  6. Energy source: gas
  7. Energy source: oil
  8. Energy source: nuclear
  9. Energy generation
  10. Electricity distribution
  11. Energy in the home
  12. Energy and the environment
  13. Energy safety 1: Out and about
  14. Energy safety 2: In the home

Activity cards (1.14Mb)

  1. Energy in the home
  2. The search for energy
  3. Substations quiz
  4. Make a power station
  5. Make a wind turbine
  6. Non-renewable sources of energy
  7. Don't waste energy!
  8. Insulation experiment
  9. Renewable energy sources
  10. Renewable energy issues

These teachers' notes outline how the online challenges and activity cards can be used and include objectives, key words, expectations for the different levels that pupils will be working at, plus suggestions where pupils working at a lower level may need extra help. Pupils can evaluate their own progress in the activities by completing the self-assessment rubrics in the Assessment section. 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 challenges in the Routes through the activities 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.