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Energy to Learn: Explore Digital Lessons on Energy Safety for Kids

To help engage, educate and inspire elementary school students to become energy safety and efficiency superheroes, BGE created Energy to Learn program. This program includes more than 20 curated lessons and activities designed specifically for elementary school students.

The STEAM-based activities focus specifically on electricity safety, natural gas safety and energy efficiency. Each activity can be completed in less than 30 minutes and can be easily incorporated into existing lessons plans.

All Energy to Learn activities can be accessed any time below. To help you navigate the activities more efficiently, we’ve organized them by topic: electric safety, natural gas safety and energy efficiency.

Energy to Learn is more than just one of the leading virtual energy education initiatives in Maryland; it also works to cultivate elementary school students’ interest in future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). To illustrate some of the many STEM-based careers available to students, we highlighted four STEM Superheroes working at BGE on the new STEM Superheroes page. As an added bonus, you can download the STEM Superheroes coloring sheet.

When your students complete all the Energy to Learn activities, celebrate their achievement and download a customizable participation certificate below.

  • Energy Efficiency Activities

    Complete these activities and become an energy efficiency star. Click the links below to download each activity.

    Activity 1 - Energy Efficiency Video

    Interested in learning how to save energy at home? Check out this quick video.

    Activity 2 - Match Game

    Using energy efficiently is good for the environment and can save you and your family money. Can you identify which items should be unplugged when not in use in this energy efficiency activity?

    Download the Energy Efficiency Activity →

    Activity 3 - Matching Game

    Little changes can make a BIG difference when it comes to saving energy. Help Lumi, BGE’s virtual energy coach, connect each icon with the correct energy savings tip.

    Download Lumi’s Energy Efficiency Activity →

    Activity 4 - Word Search

    Lumi is your virtual energy coach helping you to reduce your energy usage. In this activity, Lumi will teach you all the energy efficiency words you need to know. After learning the energy efficiency words, complete the energy efficiency word search.

    Download Lumi’s Energy Efficiency Word Search →

    Activity 5 - Energy Efficiency Tips

    Did you know repeatedly opening the refrigerator door uses more energy? Use the tips in this coloring activity to become an energy efficiency expert.

    Download Lumi’s Energy Efficiency Tips Page →

    Activity 6 - Coloring Activity

    Did you know turning off the lights is one of the biggest energy saving steps children can take? For more tips on how you can be an energy efficiency star, complete this week’s activity featuring Lumi.

    Download Lumi’s Energy Efficiency Coloring Activity →

    Activity 7 - Interactive Game

    You can be an energy efficiency star by making small tweaks to your daily behavior, like turning off the lights when you leave a room and setting the temperature on your refrigerator to manufacture recommended temperatures.

    Test your energy efficiency knowledge with our Interactive Energy Efficiency game.

    Play the Interactive Energy Efficiency Game →

    Note: The link above will open the game in a new browser window.


  • Electric Safety Activities

    BGE is energized to share these electric safety educational activities. Click the links below to download each activity.

    Activity 1 - Coloring Activity

    You can be an electric safety hero. If you notice downed wires call BGE immediately 800.685.0123 and stay at least 10 feet away.

    Download the Electric Safety Coloring Page →

    Activity 2 - Word Scramble

    These words may be scrambled but electric safety is clearly important. Unscramble these words to bring electric safety into view.

    Download the Electric Safety Word Scramble →

    Activity 3 - Coloring Activity

    During storms bad weather can sometimes cause downed power lines and cause your electricity to go out. Pay attention to the weather report from stations such as WBAL to plan for severe weather. If you notice a downed wire after a storm, make sure to stay away and call BGE at 1-877-778-2222.

    BGE will send out a crew 24/7 to fix any downed electrical wires.

    Download the Electric Safety Coloring Page →

    Activity 4 - Crossword Puzzle

    Test your knowledge of electric safety words with the Electric Safety 101 Crossword. Do your best to complete the crossword without peeking at the answers.

    Download the Electric Safety 101 Crossword →

    Activity 5 - Coloring Activity

    If you see a downed wire, stay away and have someone responsible call BGE immediately at 877-778-2222. BGE will come fix the problem 24/7. Never assume a wire is safe to touch.

    Download the Electric Safety Coloring Activity →

    Activity 6 - Safety Sheet

    Electrical wires? Telephone wires? Cable? Don’t guess! For your safety and the safety of others, always assume all lines are energized. By law, you and any toys or tools are required to remain at least ten feet from overhead power lines.

    In the activity below, share your knowledge about overhead power line safety.

    Download the Overhead Power Lines Safety Activity →

    Activity 7 - Interactive Game

    BGE serves more than 1.3 million electric customers in Baltimore City and 10 counties across Central Maryland. Every day Marylanders safely interact with electricity. Play the Interactive Electric Safety Game to remind yourself how to be an electric safety super hero.

    Play the Interactive Electric Safety Game →

    Note: The link above will open the game in a new browser window.

    Activity 8 - Word Search

    Electric vehicles or EVs are vehicles that use electric motors, either in full or in part, to power the vehicle. There are now more than 1 million electric vehicles on the road. Maybe you’ve seen electric cars driving through your neighborhood or have even seen electric buses driving through cities.

    To enhance your electric vehicle vocabulary, check out the new Electric Vehicle Crossword.

    Complete the Electric Vehicle Crossword →

  • Natural Gas Activities

    Get in the educational flow and complete these natural gas safety activities. Click the links below to download each activity.

    Activity 1 - Natural Gas Safety Maze

    Learn how to use three of your five senses to detect natural gas and help Captain Mercaptan and his sidekicks reach the house.

    Download the Natural Gas Safety Maze →

    Activity 2 - Coloring Activity

    If you detect natural gas, you should leave the area immediately and call BGE at 877.778.7798. Complete this Captain Mercaptan coloring sheet and become a natural gas safety hero, just like Captain Mercaptan and his crew.

    Download the Natural Gas Coloring Page →

    Activity 3 - Natural Gas Safety Video

    Natural gas may be used by appliances or to heat your home. While highly unlikely, sometimes leaks can happen. When you detect natural gas, leave the area immediately and then call BGE 1-877-778-7798.

    Learn more about natural gas safety and check out this quick gas safety video.

    Activity 4 - Natural Gas Pipeline Activity

    Do you know how natural gas gets to your house from the ground? This fun activity shows you the route natural gas takes to power homes and businesses. Also, you can color in Captain Mercaptan and his Safety Sidekicks!

    Download the Natural Gas Pipeline Activity →

    Activity 5 - Word Search

    Captain Mercaptan and his sidekicks Sunny and Piper need your help to identify all the natural gas safety words in this word search. Use the word bank to complete the word search and help Captain Mercaptan save the day.

    Complete the Natural Gas Safety Word Search →

    Note: The link above will open the game in a new browser window.

    Activity 6 - Word Scramble

    Show off your natural gas safety knowledge and vocabulary by completing the word scramble.

    Download the Natural Gas Safety Word Scramble →

    Activity 7 - Interactive Safety Game

    Did you know BGE delivers natural gas to more than 600,000 customers throughout Central Maryland? Natural gas heats and powers thousands of homes and business. To learn more about how you can interact safely with natural gas at home and in your community, play the Interactive Natural Gas Safety Game.

    Play the Interactive Natural Gas Safety Game

    Note: The link above will open the game in a new browser window.