Environmental Protection Agency: Generate - The Game of Energy Choices

EPA researchers participate in educational outreach to schools, museums, and other locations to teach students about air quality and climate change research that EPA and partners conduct to protect the air we breathe and provide the knowledge and scientific tools to respond to a changing climate.

As part of the outreach, researchers have developed several hands-on activities for teachers and others to use in the classroom and other educational settings.

Generate Game

An interactive board game developed by EPA scientists called Generate: The Game of Energy Choices enables players to explore energy choices and the environment and gets students “energized” in some friendly competition. The game is a teaching tool that can be used to understand the costs and benefits of the energy choices we make; find out what happens if the mix of energy sources changes in the future and learn what energy choices mean for our climate, air, water, and overall environmental quality.

The 2021 update of the Generate Game is coming soon, including instructions for playing the game in a virtual setting.

Make your own Generate Game


All of the printable materials for the Generate Game including the game board, game pieces and instruction manual.

Science Topics
Climate Change, Energy (Renewable), Fossil Fuels
Middle School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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