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This lively, interactive theatrical assembly starts when a producer and game show host from Energy Extravaganza meet a character named Earth. Then they learn about the resources that generate energy for electricity when they meet the "Renewables.” Each renewable energy source takes the form of a character with a bold personality. Hydropower and Wind show how their resource is an input to the BIG System which has an output of electricity. Students also meet the other relatives Solar, Tidal, Geothermal and Biomass. The characters share the benefits about their resource, but are also honest about their personality flaws (challenges) they have. By the end of the show, the characters help everyone realize that the best energy source we have is energy conservation and they challenge students to always use their Common Conservation Sense. And just for fun, everyone gets to review what they’ve learned with the new and improved game show Conservation Sensation!

When:  Fall 2016

Grades: 3rd-5th

Time: 45 minutes

Key Messages:

  1. Natural resources are used to generate energy
  2. Some resources are renewable and some are non-renewable.
  3. There are several important forms of renewable energy, each with benefits and challenges.
  4. It is important to conserve energy and there are everyday actions we can all take to conserve.

Vocabulary: Energy, fossil fuel, natural resource, renewable resource, non-renewable resource, hydropower, solar power, wind power, geothermal energy, tidal power, biomass, turbine, generator, transform, system, input, output.

WA State Standards/Curriculum Connections (click on file under "Related Document" to the right)

"Meet the Renewables" Sneak Peak


Jenni Lamarca
(M-F, 8am to 5pm)

Songs/Chants from the Assembly

See a light? Turn it OFF!

I need heat! But just enough!

Can’t you see — energy — should be SAVED by you and me!

When it’s all about not running out?  Who ya gonna call?

The Renewables!

Just harness me — For electricity. Who ya gonna call?

The Renewables!

Rivers, ocean, evap-o-ration, cond-en-sation, clouds and rain…

Water – turbine – generator

Electricity we can use, now or later!

Through the wires, day and night

Hits your house – you got light!