Our education program, Horizon Discovery Zone (HDZ), is an exciting means for students to learn about all things electrical. The aim is to teach today’s children about the science of electricity, energy efficiency and safety with electricity.
The program encompasses two teacher resource books – Discovering Electricity and Discovering Junior Electricity and comprehensive supporting resource kits, an interactive website, Horizon Discovery Zone and engaging hands on school incursions.
All of the HDZ resources empower students with the knowledge to communicate electrical safety and efficiency messages to their family and friends. By encouraging students to take responsibility for their consumption and actions with electricity it is hoped a culture where saving energy and being safe with electricity becomes the norm.
The HDZ program currently reaches primary school students all across our service area with plans to extend the program to middle school students in the near future. Through actively seeking a positive relationship with schools in our communities, we aim to develop a lasting and successful link between the students, parents, teachers and Horizon Power.
For more information about our HDZ program or to make an enquiry about the resources or incursions please contact our Education Officer on 6310 1000 or at email@example.com
Gilbert says a big thank you to all the young artists who participated in his colouring in competition. We received some fantastic entries and it was a tough decision to pick just two winners from so many!
Congratulations to our two talented winners, 12 year old Claudia Spittle from Esperance and 5 year old Tahnee Wilson from Exmouth.
Check out the HDZ photo gallery to see their amazing entries and some of the other highly commended entries who will be awarded a Horizon Discovery Zone stationary pack.
Horizon Discovery Zone Website
The HDZ website is a platform for teachers and students to interactively explore electricity generation, how electricity works, saving energy and being sage with electricity. The interactive design of the website encourages students to explore and learn through discovery. It is full of games, quizzes and other fun activities for students of all ages as well as informative PDFs and lesson materials for teachers.
Teacher Resource Books
Both our teacher resource books are designed to assist teachers deliver lessons about electricity. All lessons link to the Curriculum Framework and combine Science and Literacy learning area outcomes.
Supporting each of these resource books are our Discovering Electricity and Discovering Junior Electricity resource kits which are free to hire for one term to all schools in our service area. These kits include the resource books as well as most of the equipment you will need to teach the lessons. Please contact our Education Officer to make a booking or find out more about these kits.
These workshops are conducted free of charge by our Education Officer and are designed to actively engage students in discovering electricity. There are two workshops available;
With the nature of our service area being geographically vast we aim to visit our towns and communities over a two year cycle. To find out when we are coming to your town or to register your school’s interest please contact our Education Officer.