The Learning Curve



ACTIVITY 1 - Switch off

Did you know –

• A Photocopier left on standby overnight wastes enough energy to make 30 cups of tea

• Classroom lights left on overnight use enough energy in a year to heat a home for almost 5 months

• The clock on a microwave can use more energy than heating your food


Why not do a survey of your classrooms to check for things left on over night? Download a template.

Encourage your friends and teachers to make sure that everything is switched off when you go home. 


Activity 2 - Earth Hour

The WWF Earth Hour is held every year.  

Could you survive for an hour without lights?

Could you turn off all electrical items for the hour – or longer?

What can you do for an hour without television or computer games?

Could you have an ‘Earth Hour’ every weekend?

Could you have an ‘Earth Hour’ at school?