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I&M’s School Energy Education for 5th grade students introduces the exciting world of electricity. Students learn practical ideas for saving energy (and our planet!) and receive in-class workbooks and a take-home kit full of energy-saving products. This FREE School Energy Education kit teaches kids helpful tips like remembering to turn off the TV and supports state Academic Standards for easy integration into your current curriculum.

In 2019, 429 classrooms learned about saving energy. Each of the 12,757 students received an energy-saving kit to take home. Those 5th-grade students and their families helped save over 2 million kWh. That’s equal to reducing the emissions from a car driving 191,500 miles a year.*

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School Energy Education Kit

The School Energy Education Kit is packed with information and energy-saving products for teachers, students and families. Each kit includes a Quick Start Guide that offers additional tips and ideas for a smart, planet-friendly lifestyle.

 

  • Teacher resource book with plans and activities
  • Student guide
  • Student workbook
  • Energy-saving Kit
  • 4 – 9 W LED Bulbs (60 W Replacement)
  • 2 – High-efficiency showerheads
  • 1 – Kitchen faucet aerator
  • 2 – Bathroom faucet aerators
  • 1 – LED night light
  • 1 – FilterTone alarm
  • 1 – Digital thermometer

Contact Us

Please email us or call 800-722-2231.

FAQs

Q:

What are the rules / qualifications?

A:

  • School district must be an I&M customer.
  • Classroom must be 5th grade.

Q:

Are students required to do anything to get a kit?

A:

All students in the class will receive a take-home energy-saving kit. Students are asked to complete a short survey. The student survey contains a pre- and post-program quiz. If your students take a pledge to make smart energy choices and return their surveys, each student will receive an I&M Certificate of Achievement.

Teachers will also receive a Mini Grant for their classroom when 80% of their students’ surveys are completed and returned. A self-addressed postage-paid return envelope is provided in your teacher materials.

Q:

Does the curriculum support state Academic Standards?

A:

School Energy Education was developed to teach students easy ways to save energy at home. The content supports state Academic Standards so it’s easily integrated into existing school curriculums.
School Energy Education comes with a book of lesson plans for teachers that includes fun activities for saving energy both in and outside the classroom. Each teacher and student will receive one student guide, student workbook and an energy-savings kit.

Q:

How much does School Energy Education cost?

A:

There is no cost to you, your students or your school district to participate.

Q:

Are there a maximum number of kits for each class?

A:

One energy-saving kit will be provided for each student enrolled in your class. There is not a maximum number of kits for each class. However, there are a limited number of kits for each year. When that number is reached, classrooms must wait until the following year.

Q:

Whom do I contact with questions?

A:

Please email us or call 800-722-2231.

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*Data as of 2019. Prior year data updated annually in June. Annual energy savings based on 1,000 kWh use per month. Emissions based on I&M-specific emissions data from our cleaner generation portfolio. EPA.gov Greenhouse Equivalencies Calculator used for kWh conversion.

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