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MaGic Energy

MaGicEnergy is a live, 30-minute energy/environmental education program for elementary and middle school students. The show is adaptable for both elementary (K-5) and middle school (6-8) audiences. The fast-paced program combines a strong environmental and energy message with juggling, humor, magic, special effects, storytelling and plenty of audience interaction.

MaGicEnergy was created in 2002 by MGE in collaboration with performing artist, Bob Kann, a Madison-based educator and entertainer. "We Need Energy" is the major theme of the program with environmental subthemes woven throughout it to demonstrate the relationship of responsible energy use and environmental quality.

MaGicEnergy Video: http://www.bobkann.com/
MaGicEnergy: Elementary School Leader's Guide [583 kB PDF]
MaGicEnergy: Middle School Leader's Guide [369 kB PDF]

KEEP - Teacher Professional Development

MGE is proud to be a sponsor of the comprehensive K-12 KEEP Energy Education Program. KEEP was created to promote energy education in Wisconsin. More than 3,000 teachers statewide have taken the college-credit course and are actively using the KEEP curriculum. Through hands-on activities and discussion, learn how to enhance your students understanding of energy and energy concepts. Course credit is available. Classroom and online courses available.

MGE offers local KEEP courses for teachers in our service area. Teachers who take the course receive the KEEP Activity Guide and one graduate credit through UW-Stevens Point.

Pedal Power, Grades 4-Adult

Pedal Power, Grades 4-Adult

The Pedal Power generator is an educational tool for loan to teachers to use in their classrooms. This hands-on legs-on tool allows students to experience how much human power it requires to produce electricity for a variety of different loads including incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs, CFL bulbs, fans, radio and cup heater. Includes lesson plans.

Portable energy meter/Watt's up?

Portable energy meter/Watt's up?
  • A supplemental device for measuring voltage, electricity cost and electric consumption
  • Used on 110-volt alternating appliances up to 15 amps
  • Appropriate for grades 4-12
  • Can be borrowed for up to two weeks in your classroom

For more information

Journey to the Future

Discovering Renewable Energy
CD-ROM, Grades 6-12

Produced by MGE, Journey to the Future chronicles MGE's commercial wind farm in Kewaunee County. Student and teacher sections allow you to download complete lesson plans, a glossary, Web site directory and more.

Energy Trunk

The Energy Trunk is available to KEEP course graduates at no cost. The trunk is full of educational resources specifically for the middle grades (5-7). The trunk contains materials for five popular KEEP activities (Station Break, Circuit Circus, Cost of Leasing Energy, At Watt Rate and Demolishing Returns) as well as videos and other resources.

For more information or to schedule a performance