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Learning to Save Energy Together

Saving energy can be fun for all ages. Use our collection of resources and games to engage in energy-saving activities.

The Electric Universe

Everyone from young students to teachers, homeowners and contractors will find a rich store of information and games on electrical safety, energy conservation, electricity and more at The Electric Universe website.

Louie the Lighting Bug Booklets

Safety booklets and teaching kits featuring the safety spokesbug Louie the Lightning Bug are available for students, teachers and youth group leaders who live or work in I&M’s service area. Learn about electrical safety by ordering Louie the Lightning Bug safety booklet or teaching kits.

Fun Facts about Energy

Check out these fun and interesting facts about energy!

Fun Facts

Fun Fact #1
Laptops use 20 watts of electricity in ‘sleep’ mode.
Fun Fact #2
Every minute, enough sunlight hits the earth’s surface to supply the entire world’s energy demands for a year.
Fun Fact #3
When the Time’s Square ball in New York City was converted to LED lighting, 9,576 LED lights replaced the 600 original incandescent bulbs. The new ball is now twice as bright as the old one, but it uses only as much energy as a regular-size stove or oven!
Fun Fact #4
Google uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes!
Fun Fact #5
U.S. taxpayers spend more than $6 billion per year on energy for the country’s K-12 schools. That’s more than the cost of textbooks and computers combined.
Fun Fact #6
A dirty furnace filter can increase your energy bill by 15%!
Fun Fact #7
One wind turbine generates enough electricity to power 1,400 homes.
Fun Fact #8
A family of four does about 480 loads of laundry per year.
Fun Fact #9
A water-saving faucet saves over 1,000 gallons a year.
Fun Fact #10
Hospitals in the United States rank as some of the highest energy consumers in the world.
Fun Fact #11
The energy market in the United States is the third-largest industry in the country.
Fun Fact #12
The first electric car was built in 1891 by American inventor William Morrison.
Fun Fact #13
75% of the electricity used by electronics is used while they are turned off.

Energy Riddles and Jokes

What did the baby lightbulb say to the mommy lightbulb?

See Answer
“I love you watts and watts!”

Why did the electrical cords break up?

See Answer
There was no spark between them.

Where do lightbulbs go shopping?

See Answer
The outlet stores.

What do you call a lightbulb at midnight?

See Answer
A night light.

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