A sustainable energy policy can only be successfully implemented if children and young people also pay attention to the energy issue, as they need to use more efficient technology and renewable energies and use energy sparingly even more than today's generations. The sustainable use of energy is not innate, we have to learn it. But what are the best ways to teach this to children and young people? How must the multipliers be supported? In the research project "Renewable Energy Experience: powerado" we are working on these questions in pilot projects. We have developed materials for kindergarten and primary school. We have developed experiments for practical lessons. A computer game powerado - developed by iserundschmidt (see www.powerado.de ) is intended to introduce children to renewable energies in a fun way. We organised a seminar on renewable energies at the Freiburg University of Education. Another module - which is the subject of this workshop report - deals with good examples of the integration of renewable energies in school lessons and extracurricular activities. We identified these good examples and disseminated them through a travelling exhibition and teacher training. In doing so, we wanted to motivate teachers to go their own new ways in environmental communication of renewable energies. The evaluation of the powerado materials and the acceptance by teachers so far has shown that renewable energies can be taught in a fun way in many ways and many learning places. The analysis of good examples of renewable energies in school lessons and extracurricular activities also shows that schools have many opportunities to prepare the upcoming generations for an important topic of the future.
Scharp, Michael; Schmidthals, Malte