We offer educational resources to introduce energy concepts to schools in our service area and support the Manitoba kindergarten to grade 12 education curriculums. All of our services and educational resources are free of charge.
If you have any questions, or would like to order materials offered below or book an in-service, email us.
Electricity & natural gas - The good, the bad, and the scary (PDF, 11.8 MB).
Learn what electricity is, how renewable hydropower is produced, and how electricity and natural gas travels. Activities provide students with knowledge about electrical and natural gas safety, other energy sources, and ways to save energy.
See the supporting video below.
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.
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.
A History of Electric Power in Manitoba (PDF, 5.3 MB).
Milestones of the electrical industry in Manitoba, complete with archival photographs.
Only available as PDF.
Set of 4 teacher resources sheets:
- Manitoba’s electricity supply (PDF, 276 KB);
- Environmental stewardship (PDF, 293 KB);
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (PDF, 146 KB);
- Working with communities to provide sustainable benefits (PDF, 252 KB).
Energy facts about hydropower in Manitoba as well as electrical /natural gas safety tips.
Wheels must be ordered; printed PDF is not functional.
Developed in partnership with the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba Hydro, this CD can assist teachers in achieving the learning outcomes for the Electricity cluster outcomes in the Manitoba Grade 9 Science curriculum.
CD must be ordered.
Safety around Dams – Grades 6 to 8 (PDF, 1.8 MB).
Activity booklet about public safety around hydroelectric dams and generating stations.
Carbon monoxide safety – Grades 7 to 12 (PDF, 259 KB).
Install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector and know what to do if it alarms. This brochure also reviews the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning and includes tips on keeping CO out of the home.
Everyone can save energy – Grades K to 3 (PDF, 3.2 MB).
Colouring book featuring Electrosaurus, the energy efficient dinosaur. Shows children how to save energy.
Everyone can save energy – Grades 2 to 6 (PDF, 1.9 MB).
Activity book featuring Electrosaurus, the energy efficient dinosaur. Contains crosswords and word scrambles relating to energy issues.
Book a classroom field trip to the Electrical Museum
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. The museum offers:
- Grade 6 science program;
- guided and self-guided tours of our museum gallery;
- multimedia representations of electrical history;
- hands-on and interactive energy conservation displays;
- eclectic displays of artifacts;
- electrical and natural gas safety activities;
- age and grade appropriate videos;
- lower level Discovery Centre.
For more information or to book a field trip, contact us at 204-360-7905.
Louie the Lightning Bug®
Louie the Lightning Bug® makes learning about electrical and natural gas safety fun for kids. Print these pages to help kids learn to play safe every day.
Safety time all the time! – Grades K to 3 (PDF, 2.1 MB).
Colouring book featuring Louie the Lightning Bug®. Shows children how to be safe around electricity and carbon monoxide gas.
Louie’s colouring pages – 9 pages (PDF, 3.8 MB).
Louie’s game pages – 7 pages (PDF, 2.3 MB).
Spot the Danger card set – 1 page, 10 cards (PDF, 1.4 MB).
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.