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We are committed to educating the children of today to prepare them for the future. We offer a variety of educational resources to help educators teach energy concepts.

We offer on-line and pre-printed booklets, in-person safety presentations, and guided tours of the Manitoba Electrical Museum. Our resources are free of charge, and align with the Manitoba Education Curriculum.

In-class safety presentations

We offer in-person safety presentations to grade 5 and 6 students. Experienced field staff discuss the importance of electrical and natural gas safety.

If your school is interested in booking a safety presentation for your grades 5 and 6 classes, email us.

Teacher resources

We offer curriculum-aligned resources to help educators teach electrical and natural gas safety, the efficient use of energy, and sustainability. All services and resources are free of charge. If you have any questions or would like to order materials, email us.

Grades K-5 resources:

Safety time all the time colouring pages

Safety time all the time! (PDF, 2.1 MB).
Colouring book featuring Louie the Lightning Bug®. Shows children how to be safe around electricity and carbon monoxide gas.

Cool science with Manitoba Hydro (PDF, 5.9 MB).

Protecting plants, animals and environment.
Learn about the science used to protect and respect Manitoba wildlife. Puzzles and activities help reinforce the messages.

Everyone can save energy

Everyone can save energy (PDF, 3.2 MB).

Colouring book featuring Electrosaurus, the energy efficient dinosaur. Shows children how to save energy.

Everyone can save energy

Everyone can save energy (PDF, 1.9 MB).

Activity book featuring Electrosaurus, the energy efficient dinosaur. Contains crosswords and word scrambles relating to energy issues.

To learn more about energy efficiency visit Efficiency Manitoba.

Home safety

Safety Checklist

Home safety checklist (PDF, 288 KB).
How safe is your home? Answer the questions with Yes or No. Make sure to correct any hazards you find.

Grade 6 resources & videos:

Electricity: The good, the bad, and the scary (PDF, 11.8 MB).

Learn what electricity is, how hydropower is produced, and how electricity and natural gas travels. Activities provide students with knowledge about electrical and natural gas safety indoors and out.

Energy & Safety wheel

Energy & safety wheel (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Energy facts about hydropower in Manitoba as well as electrical/natural gas safety tips.
Wheels must be order: printed PDF is not functional.

Safety around Dams

Safety around dams (PDF, 1.8 MB).

Activity booklet about public safety around hydroelectric dams and generating stations.

Manitoba’s energy supply: good for Manitobans, good for our environment (PDF, 3.3 MB).

Activity book that helps students understand renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, recognize the importance of energy conservation, and create action plans to reduce energy consumption.

Grade 9 resources

Teaching about electricity

Teaching about electricity

Developed in partnership with the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba Hydro, this resource can assist teachers in achieving the learning outcomes for Grade 9 Science curriculum. Cluster 3: nature of Electricity.
CD must be ordered.

Manitoba Electrical Museum

Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

A field trip to the Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre is an excellent way to help educators meet curricular outcomes in science and social science while having fun.

For more information or to book a field trip, contact the Electrical Museum at 204-360-7905.

Producing electricity

Electricity is an essential part of our day-to-day life. Learn more about how electricity is produced.