At Home with Lisa: Teaching kids about energy

Avista’s website has lots of tips about how homeowners and renters can save energy. It also has lots of tips to teach children how to save energy, too.

On Avista Kids, you can find downloadable and printable resources for kids ages 4 to 8 and 9 to 12. There are word searches, spot the difference puzzles and for the older kids, experiments.

One way kids can learn whether a shower or a bath is more efficient is to plug the tub when they are taking a quick, two-minute shower. When they are done, they can mark the top of the water using a piece of masking tape. The next time they bathe, they take a bath and mark to top of the water with another piece of tape. They can measure the difference to see how a shower uses less water.

Children can take these lessons with them as they grow up and get their own homes, but if they help save energy now, it can also help you save energy, too.

Lisa, an Avista customer, bought her 1910 house because she loved the old-world character, some of which doesn’t make her house very energy efficient. Lisa is sharing her experience on taking some simple do-it-yourself improvements to inspire others to do the same. You’ll find her stories right here every Tuesday morning.

Start teaching your children early how to save energy with these helpful, age-appropriate lessons.

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