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Careers

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Students learn about the wide world of career opportunities open to them and the skills required for various careers. This interactive booklet links the child’s interest with their areas of strength. Includes a family activity page to promote family discussion of the issue. (12 pp.; Subject Areas: Career, Guidance, Social Studies)


An interactive workbook for pre-teens that opens the door to a world of fulfilling careers and job opportunities. Fun-to-do exercises helps them assess their interest and strengths, identify goals, and discover career paths. (12pp.; Subject Areas: Career, Guidance, Social Studies)


Makes students aware of the variety of job opportunities available in the electric utility industry. A description of entry level, technical, and management positions are provided. (8 pp.; Subject Areas: Career & Technology Education, Guidance, Science, Social Studies)


Interactive workbook provides explanations of the different types of energy sources (traditional and renewable) and career opportunities in each energy source (like hydro, geothermal, biomass wind and solar power). Checklists help identify student interests and worksheets allow them to discover if a career in the energy industry is right for them. (24 pp.; Subject Areas: Career & Technology Education, Guidance, Science, Social Studies)

Electrical Safety

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A coloring and activities booklet to help students gain a healthy respect for the awesome power of electricity. It shows them how to avoid potentially dangerous situations and stay safe indoors and out. (16 pp.; Subject Areas: Art, Science, Social Studies)


This beautifully illustrated tale about three lovable kittens introduces the benefits of electricity and electrical safety basics. Read this age-appropriate booklet aloud to early readers while they follow along in their own booklets. Encourage them to take it home to read to their parents and siblings. Help young students learn how they and their families use electricity every day and how to use it safely. (32pp.; Subject: Science, Social Studies)


After getting a quick science lesson about conductors, insulators, and grounding, children dive into puzzles and games that yield the facts about electrical safety – indoors and out. They learn to stay away from plugs, switches, fallen power lines, substations, transformers, and other hazards. (12pp.; Subject: Science, Social Studies)


This coloring book explains what electricity is, how it works inside the house, and how to use it safely. Home safety, safe use of appliances, and precautionary tips for playing safe outside are included. (16 pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


This comic style activity booklet informs learners how to be prepared for emergencies before, during and after an event. Includes emergency supply checklist for children and their pets, fill-in emergency contact information and safety tips for powerline safety. (10pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


This booklet covers electrical safety around substations, power lines, transformers, wiring and appliances. Includes a safety audit for children to complete with parents at home. (16pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


This booklet covers not only the basics of electricity and safety, but renewable resources, the flow of electricity (with experiment), discusses insulators and conductors, and also includes a real-life testimonial on electrical safety. (16 pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Learn about energy and electricity in easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations. Following the path of electricity allows the reader to comprehend the need for safety around electricity. This booklet contains experiments for creating a circuit, making short circuits, testing conductors and insulators and testing the conductivity of salt water. (16pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Inform students about how to take precautions and avoid electrical accidents at home (indoors and outdoors) and on the job. This booklet features personal stories that bring hazards to life and help students remember to take the actions that will keep them safe. (15pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)

Electricity & Energy Conservation

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A coloring and activity booklet filled with practical suggestions of what students can do to save energy. For example, they are encouraged to turn off the lights and TV when not in use. (16 pp.; Subject Areas: Art, Science, Social Studies)


Young students learn the basics of electricity like what items use electricity, what sources make electricity (including renewable energy sources) in a colorful workbook containing charts, crossword puzzles and matching exercises. Subjects also include electrical safety and energy conservation. (8pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Math)


Colorfully illustrated booklet with activities teaches students about what items use electricity, how to conserve electricity and what renewable energy is. Fill-in-the-blank game introduces the reader to the history of electricity. Safety messages include kite flying, metallic balloons, not playing on pad-mount transformers and what trees should never be played on. (6 pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, History)


Learn the basics of electricity and electrical safety with fun activities, and conduct engaging, hands-on experiments that help explain how electricity works. Experiments include completing a circuit with a battery and light bulb, making a simple switch, identifying conductors and insulators and discovering why short circuits get hot. (16 pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Easy to understand artwork explains how electricity is made and distributed. Artwork also depicts the various types of renewable energy. (2 pp.; Subject Areas: Science)


This comprehensive booklet covers everything from the creation of electricity to discussion on today’s modern grid. Covers what electricity is made of, how it is created through renewable and non-renewable resources and how it moves through wires to its destination. Reviews how a generator works, power plants operate, and provides good insight into transmission lines and electric meters. Provides electrical safety measures and information on emergency preparedness and covers careers in the electrical utility. Student learning is reinforced through provided experiments and interactive games. (24pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, Career and Technology Education and Guidance)

Renewable Energy & the Environment

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Fun activities encourage readers to learn about the different types of renewable energy and how it helps our environment. (12pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Help kids become smart energy users who "get" how our energy choices affect climate change and natural resources. Using this activity book, kids will discover why fossil fuels can no longer serve all our energy needs; explore renewable energy resources (solar, wind, hydro, ocean, biomass, geothermal); investigate the advantages and challenges of these renewable resources; build their energy vocabulary; and learn how to save energy at home. (16pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


An energetic workbook teaches teens about renewable energy sources and why they're so important! Explains the benefits and challenges associated with several different renewable energy sources, including solar energy, wind energy, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal energy. Includes a quiz about energy conservation, and an energy-saver challenge to drive home the point that no matter what type of energy you use, it's important to do so wisely! (24pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)


Learn about renewable energy sources and why they're so important! Explains the technology, the location, the benefits & challenges and future outlook associated with several different renewable energy sources, including solar energy, wind energy, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal energy. (24pp.; Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies)

Poster

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A fun, eye-catching poster explains in simple-to-understand cartoon drawings, how a power plant generates electricity and distributes it over the power lines to our homes. A teacher’s guide is included on the back of the poster.


Wind energy has been an important energy source for many years. This poster is a great way to learn about the history of wind energy and where it is today. Its reverse offers supplemental information for student learning activities as well as career opportunities.


A wall poster showing electricity generated from a fuel source to the transmission and distribution to homes and offices. Reverse side of the poster provides teachers with more information and experiments to use in the classroom.


This colorful poster explains how electricity is generated from various sources of renewable energy, such as biomass, ocean tides, wind, and falling water. Teachers may use the information and activities on the back in the classroom.


Inspire students to be Bright Kids by saving energy in their own home. The front of the Bright Ways to Save Energy Poster illustrates dozens of colorful examples on ways students can apply simple tasks they learned in the classroom to save energy and use it wisely. To learn how to conserve more energy, apply the 40 tips on the back of the Bright Ways to Save Energy Poster to become more energy efficient. Even the little tasks can help save our planet by conserving natural resources. Have the students do the Energy Action Search Activity and see how well they can utilize energy-wise behaviors.


This poster is an excellent tool to learn about solar energy and its uses in solar thermal, design, electricity, photovoltaics and energy. Its reverse offers supplemental information for student learning activities as well as a solar power timeline.

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Booklets and hands-on material need to be picked up from the Hawaiian Electric office downtown at 1001 Bishop St. (corner of King St. and Alakea St.) Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An arrangement to pick up the booklets from our Waiau or Kahe power plants may be possible, please inquire. 2 weeks advance notice is requested.

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