Energy Town

Topics

Energy and the environment

Using energy normally has an effect on the environment around us - and this can be a really big effect. Use these activities to find out more.

Energy at home

Energy at home

Let's see why we need to produce this energy by looking for items in the home that need energy to work.

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Substations

Substations

Getting electricity to your home can be a tricky business! Find out how power lines are installed and see how this affects the surrounding area.

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Power!

Power!

Find out how a wind farm and coal-fired power station work. See how these both affect the environment in different ways.

Start Power! activity

Our new school

Our new school

In Energy Town there's going to be a new school: you've got £4m to spend on building materials to make sure that the school is as energy-efficient as possible.

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On the trail of the energy wasters

On the trail of the energy wasters

Energy Town needs a special kind of detective to track down the energy wasters. Are you up to the job? Gather as much evidence as you can and you could be promoted to Commander!

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The town is going renewable

The mayor in Energy Town wants all of its electricity to be supplied by renewable sources. She thinks that building a wind farm will be a good idea and wants to find out more about this and other renewable sources. Click on one of the activities below and help the town go renewable. It's best to start with How will it work? and work your way through the activities in order, but you can start with any activity.

How will it work?

How will it work?

Let's find out how a wind turbine can make electricity so it can operate a joke machine.

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Where will it work?

Where will it work?

Help the town council decide where a wind farm should be built.

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How do we get the electricity to where we need it?

How do we get the electricity to where we need it?

Work out the best route for the new power lines to join the new renewable power station to the town.

Start How do we get the electricity to where we need it? activity

How much energy do we need?

How much energy do we need?

Take control of Energy Town's power supplies for one day. Let's see how you handle the different scenarios whilst trying to keep the town happy!

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