Children and young people must learn more about energy

14.04.2016 14:00

An exciting partnership between Experimentarium, LEGOLAND®, DONG Energy and a number of museums offers children and young people the opportunity to play and learn with energy.


A new website has been created to increase children and young people's knowledge about energy by giving them a new insight into the fascinating world of energy. The website is called 'Sjov med energi' (Fun with energy), and DONG Energy is behind the initiative.

 

An opportunity to learn about Energy

Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President of Group Stakeholder Relations in DONG Energy, said:

 

"DONG Energy receives numerous enquiries from schools keen to know more about energy. With the new website, we give children and young people the opportunity to learn about the different types of energy and about how we produce energy."

 

He continued:
"By placing energy in a broader context, we hope that children and young people become aware of all the opportunities that energy gives us – and, at the same time, make them aware of the consequences of how we choose to produce and use energy."

 

The website is spiced up with games, films and quizzes that inform children and young people about new and innovative types of energy. They can, for example, play 'CO2 Powerplay', where they are hired to supply a city with energy.

 

You can find the website here (in Danish): dongenergy-undervisning.dk/da

 

An alternative to traditional teaching

The website is also targeted at primary, lower and upper secondary school teachers, who can find teaching materials on the site and organise school visits to, for example, a power station.

 

With the new website, DONG Energy wants to contribute to ensuring that children and young people early in their schooling develop a curiosity and interest in energy – as well as for the natural sciences.
 
Thanks to partners such as Experimentarium, LEGOLAND, the GAS Museum and the Museum of Energy, children and young people are offered a fun way of learning about energy.

 

"We cooperate with a number of strong players who all have the competences and facilities required to provide schools with an exciting alternative to traditional teaching. Our partners can offer hands-on and interactive learning that goes beyond the classrooms," said Bøss.