Nexant’s Top Energy Learning Resources for Kids

May 4, 2020

It seems like everyone is trying to find ways to keep kids busy while we are following social distancing and stay at home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many sites out there offering up crafts, scavenger hunts, and other activities. It’s not just keeping them busy (and keeping yourself sane), but also trying to engage them in school activities that many are struggling with. To help you with those STEM topics, we rounded up a list of ways to help your children with the concepts of energy, conservation, renewables, and more. Bonus: some of them will be interesting to adults too.

Energy Basics:

Older kids, 8 and up.

Energy, Electricity, & Climate Change:

Younger kids, 4-8.

Ages 7-14.

Renewable Energy:

High Schoolers.

Podcasts about Energy:

Younger kids, 4-10.

High Schoolers and Up

  • Ologies: Conservation Technology (EARTH SAVING) with Shah Selbe and Alie Ward 


Younger kids, 4-10.

Online Books:

Ages 7-14.

This list includes some of our favorite programs and resources to share with kids of all ages. Though many of us are familiar with the clunky schooling-at-home type software, some of these are surprisingly well crafted and fun like the PBS Kids Science Games, for example. You’ll probably be most successful introducing these resources if you encourage your kids to make their own decision about which things interest them on the list. Or, bring it up to them after something energy-related comes up at home, giving it connection and context within their environment. 

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