An Energy-Saving Adventure

Every month, your family gets one or more energy bills. These bills explain how much energy you have used, and how much you must pay. “The Clubhouse Kids have a problem,” Mom said. “Ever since you made this place into your clubhouse, our energy bills have gone way up. I’m sorry kids, but unless you can use less energy, you’ll have to find another place for your club.” Mom left, closing the door firmly behind her. The kids looked at each other sadly. Ray said, “We must be using a lot of energy for the bill to go up so much.” “But how?” asked Elena. “By turning on too many lights?” 3