Representatives of the Kvantorium children’s technopark conducted a lesson called “Are you energy efficient,” for students in the ILS primary school grades. The children learned where energy comes from, various ways to conserve it, and how different energy sources affect the environment.
“We worked with cards and put together puzzles showing electric appliances,” reports 3rd grader Evelina Zavorotnaya. “It turns out that if you put a hot pot in the refrigerator, the fridge will spend more energy cooling the pot than if you’d put in there cold.”
During the lesson the children learned about different modern energy-saving technologies used in our daily life and discovered that each of us has an impact on the environment through the way we use energy.
“Our city could use wind energy, because the wind blows here constantly,” says 4th grader Klim Zyablyuk. “And we could also use solar power.”
“We need to make sure that the lights are turned off when there’s no one in a room,” explains 4th grader Eda Kulikov. “Whoever forgets to turn them off when leaving a room should go back and do it.”
“The Kvantorium lesson is conducted in a way that makes important information accessible even to the youngest students,” notes ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “We plan to continue working with Kvantorium and expand the list of topics covered with our children.”