Every student should know how to use energy safely and responsibly. Explore ways to make energy lessons easy, effective and fun.
We have fun and engaging STEM activities for all ages.
Are you ready to learn? Valuable STEM and energy management principles come to life in this series of short videos designed to engage students in learning about ComEd's role in our communities and in making smart energy choices at home.
This virtual hub is designed to be fun and educational. You’ll find a variety of short videos and creative corresponding activities focused on STEM education.
Have fun and learn with Louie the Lightning Bug!®
Have fun learning about electricity. Take an e-adventure through the science and history of electricity with Louie the Lightning Bug and the Electric Universe.
Learn about electric vehicles and explore how your school can participate.
With the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in the communities around us, we believe this is a great time to incorporate education and awareness around EV technology into existing Driver Education programs. We are ready to support you both in the classroom and behind the wheel with our Electric Vehicles for Education program.
This innovative program focuses on teaching students about EV technology. Your students will learn:
To be considered for selection in the Electric Vehicles for Education program, you need to be willing to add an EV to your existing fleet of driver education vehicles. While EV pricing is becoming more competitive, the initial purchase cost tends to be higher than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. In this program, ComEd offers to provide funding to cover all or most of the purchase cost of a new EV.
A charging station (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) is also necessary and often requires upfront work to allow for installation. This program also offers funding to offset the cost associated with the purchase and installation of a dual-port Level 2 (L2) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.
In order to be considered for participation in this limited program, each school must submit a completed application and meet the following requirements:
Provide young drivers the opportunity to use an electric vehicle and learn the benefits they provide with our ComEd Electric Vehicles for Education program.
Download Application (PDF)
A ComEd engineer can visit your classroom or school.
Are you interested in having a ComEd engineer visit your classroom or school for a presentation on energy, electricity or careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)? Fill out our request form to tell us about your school opportunity! Visits are scheduled throughout the school year based on certain criteria.
Take an interactive field trip to the Smart Energy Hub.
ComEd offers field trips to two interactive education centers, located within view of its area training centers. Open to grades K-12, participants learn about the history and science of electricity, how energy relates to their daily lives, ways to save energy and better manage their energy use, and the benefits of the smart grid. Each field trip is 90 minutes long.
Explore the story of electricity and learn how energy is changing to improve the way we work and play – all with a chance to interact with real line personnel in training!
Engage in a state-of-the-art, interactive experience and discover how the future of smart energy is in motion right now across northern Illinois.
Super Savers educate students and families about using energy wisely.
ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas have partnered to offer schools the opportunity to teach students and their families how to use less energy at home.
Enroll in Super Savers today. Teachers will receive FREE energy efficiency curriculum and resources. Students will receive a free take-home kit that includes energy-saving products to install at home that result in electricity, natural gas and water savings. This information will allow the students to share money- and energy-saving tips with their families.
Visit the Super Savers website and enroll today.
Students serve as ambassadors at local events.
The ComEd Youth Ambassador Program is a seven-week summer program for high school students, ages 14 to 18. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of solar power and how to manage energy use. The students then serve as ambassadors at local community events throughout the summer, helping peers, neighbors and residents better understand their solar energy options and how to better manage their energy use.
Request ComEd to speak at an upcoming event.