If your children are like mine, they are naturally curious and interested in their environment. Kids over the age of 6 or 7 probably hear the same news stories that we do, including information on global warming and soaring gas prices. Fortunately, with as many dire predictions as there are, renewable energy sources such as solar energy are also in the news. You can take these opportunities to spark discussion about how to efficiently use natural resources, and the benefits of solar energy.
Going green, Green kids — By Stephanie on September 4, 2008 at 8:09 pm
In fact, there are at least two recommended websites that set forth comprehensive information about solar energy in an easy to read and understand format for children: http://www.solarenergy.org/resources/youngkids.html and
You will probably learn a thing or two yourself by browsing these web pages. Dispel some of the faulty assumptions you may hold concerning the efficiency of solar panels, and marvel at the environmentally beneficial nature of using PV panels, as opposed to burning coal, to create electricity. Isn’t it great when we can learn something by explaining it to our kids? Its even better when we start taking steps to hand them a better world using solar energy than the one into which we were born.