Parent resources for children


Looking for ways to keep kids engaged while learning at home?

Keep your home learners engaged with age-appropriate, standards-based lessons from SMUD and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).

We’ll be posting new activities several times a week, with lessons for ages K-12.  Each lesson will include a short reading, worksheet and additional learning resources. View lessons for:

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

High school

Upcoming virtual classes

Our classes put you in control of your energy bill and keep you up to date on the latest technologies. 

Thursday, August 27, Noon -1 PM

Explore the cost-effectiveness of battery storage systems and learn about energy independence from the experts. 

Wednesday, September 23, Noon - 1 PM

Find out what you need to know before buying an electric vehicle.

Thursday, October 22, Noon - 1 PM

Did you know that lighting can affect your sleep, mood and health? Learn simple, low-cost, energy-efficient lighting tips designed to help you feel energized during the day and sleep better at night.

EnergySmart Home

Looking for smart home ideas? Visit our energy-smart technology displays in person or virtually and see for yourself how easy it can be to transform your home.

  • Learn how smart appliances help control energy costs
  • Find out how the latest lighting technology can make you more comfortable and save money
  • See how energy-efficient windows and window coverings control light and energy use
  • Learn how to use the sun to power your home and electric vehicle
  • See how to manage everything from your smart phone or tablet

You'll find smart home ideas on display at the EnergySmart home inside our Customer Service lobby.

Where can you find instant rebates on the best energy-efficient products on the market?

Shop SMUD Energy Store


EnergySmart Home virtual tour

Click the links to the titles of the different rooms in our EnergySmart Home to learn more about them.