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3Dux|Design provides kits for connecting cardboard for architecture and design and play, with design challenges and lesson plans.
Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center (ATEEC) Dowloads
Last modified 2020-04-07 08:21:38
ATEEC offers curricula, activities, programs in the US, workshop materials, online discussions, workforce training information, and links for energy education. Some previous programs are archived. Search for "energy".
Air Pollution: What's the Solution? Curriculum
Last modified 2024-01-21 15:11:46
An interactive online learning unit that uses real data from real web pages.
Note most of the pages are available through the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
Air Terms Lesson Plans and Data
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
AK EnergySmart
Last modified 2021-04-12 08:38:00
AK EnergySmart is a free curriculum resource designed to give Alaskan youth an understanding of the high economic and environmental costs of power generation and the importance of conserving energy at home and school. They publish teacher training and lesson plans.
API's Oil and Natural Gas Education Site
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Yes, the same API that you see on the bottle of motor oil.
Bonneville Power Authority's Education Page
Last modified 2020-11-05 09:35:52
Internal and external curriculum guides for energy-education.
Carbon Connections – The Carbon Cycle and the Science of Climate
Last modified 2020-03-14 12:41:21
In this project funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) provides lesson-units to learn how we study the earth to measure and model the climate.
Catching Sunshine (Grades 4-8)
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
How much can you make the air temperature inside a solar collector go up?
Change is Simple
Last modified 2021-03-31 15:06:02
Change is Simple is a curriculum for elementary and middle school students in the Boston area. Students are offered a workshop with experiments, games, and hypothesizing.
Change is Simple is a nonprofit educational corporation.
Chimacum WA Junior Solar Sprint Curriculum
Last modified 2009-02-10 10:20:29
A thorough curriculum for investigating shoebox-size solar cars, with student worksheets, tools for organizing a race, and explanatory texts.
Classroom and Lab Activities for Teaching about Energy
Last modified 2010-01-25 14:01:48
Great activities, mostly at the college level, for teaching about energy using skills in earth sciences and more.
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network
Last modified 2014-04-03 12:38:09
CLEAN offers a email-discussion-list of educators, weekly teleconferences, and various resources for teaching about climate and energy science. The CLEAN Collection is a set of resources aligned with various American learning standards in science and related fields.
Last modified 2007-06-07 16:09:23
Digital resources for physics and astronomy education. A National Science Digital Library pathway.
Connecticut Energy Education Lessons List
Last modified 2008-10-11 14:21:49
Several lesson plans for K-12, correlated to state standards, with a downloadable teacher guide and downloadable student guide.
Cool Globes Education page
Last modified 2008-11-15 07:38:51
Cool Globes is a travelling visual exhibit explaining climate change mitigation. These lessons have students design their own cool globes and consider climate change and mitigation.
Design Challenges - Museum of Science
Last modified 2024-03-22 10:25:04
Came from ftg
Education For A Sustainable Future ::
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
EisenhowerNationalClearinghouse Lessons
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
EME - Science - Environmental - Software
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
I've used the Air Pollution and Water Pollution simulations. Excellent exercises in multiple variables and student-generated assumptions.
Energize Chemistry With Electrical Energy Info
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
[From the author's description] This project is designed to allow students to explore different ways of generating electricity. They then transform their research into an infomercial made with iMovie.
Energizing Physics
Last modified 2016-01-15 11:35:24
An introductory course in physics interwoven with lessons in energy and society.
Energy Budget activities from AAPT meetings
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Energy Footprint 2.0
Last modified 2007-05-13 14:50:18
This web-based course introduces the student to ways to measure the sustainability of energy use as it impacts the biosphere, considering geographic differences.
Energy for Keeps: Electricity from Renewable Energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
A book on renewable energy with recommendations from many teachers and librarians.
Energy Literacy:Essential principles and fundamental concepts for energy education
Last modified 2012-07-24 15:01:08
This curriculum guide comes from the United States Global Change Research Program, Resource Library.
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education presents energy concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions.
Intended use of the document as a guide includes, but is not limited to, formal and informal energy education, standards development, curriculum design, assessment development, and educator trainings.
Energy Quest - Energy Education from the Cali...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Online activities for youth in an interactive presentation.
Energy Whiz
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Energy Works Energy Education Project
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Energy! How can we ensure sustainable energy for all? Smithsonian Science Education Center
Last modified 2023-12-13 09:26:18
Grades 6-12 guide for studying the question, How can we ensure sustainable energy for all? in three modes: Discovery, understanding, and action. Students generate customized solutions for the challenges in their community and contribute to a more sustainable planet.
Seven parts:
Sustainable energy future vs. now.
Comparing energy sources.
Sustainable cooking now and future.
Energy use in our community, making it sustainable.
Using energy for transportation.
Energy to use and to make things.
Deciding on action.
Energy4Me--The Society of Petroleum Engineers
Last modified 2014-04-25 08:12:02
The Society of Petroleum Engineers provides information about energy for teachers to use. Energy4Me distributes educational materials about energy resources, developed by teachers, tested in classrooms. Energy4Me also provides speakers and web resources.
Engineering is Elementary – Museum of Science
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Curriculum about engineering for preK-8 grade, including stories about young engineers.
Engineering is Elementary — Workshops
Last modified 2024-03-11 12:04:28
Events for educators on using Engineering is Elementary from the Museum of Science, in Boston. EiE has an email list for educators and homeschoolers.
EiE covers engineering and computer science for primary-school learners.
Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Cent
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Activities in PDF for individuals and lab-teams to examine human impact on the environment, including several lessons on energy.
Ethanol Ed Modules
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
From Northwest Iowa Community College.
Facing the Future
Last modified 2009-02-27 15:40:12
Curriculum resources, including lesson units, for teachers interested in sustainability. Offers online courses with credits from Antioch University and The Heritage Institute for Washington and Oregon teachers. Their curriculum effectiveness is being well-studied.
Free Physics Instructional Software energy simulations
Last modified 2009-01-06 19:53:30
Windows and Mac software for experimenting with numbers in energy production and use, to get students thinking about sources and sinks of the energy.
GENERATE -- The game of energy choices
Last modified 2023-11-07 07:03:33
Generate is an interactive game that allows students to explore energy choices and teaches the considerations and costs in deciding what type of energy generation to build. Hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States government.
Global Challenge Award
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
In the Global Challenge, teams of US high school students collaborate with international counterparts from October to May to address global climate change.
Global Development Solutions -- Solar Education Project
Last modified 2023-02-04 06:05:52
A collection of many resources for learning about solar cooking. Educators at GDS have much experience in solar cooking around the world, and they have assembled lesson plans and tips.
Green Ninja
Last modified 2020-04-02 12:07:40
A program lets students use relevant science and engineering to solve environmental problems and know how to communicate their knowledge. Students generate culminating experiences, as in their Scientific Storytelling, where the program teaches story-making and film-making.
Guide to Photovoltaic Unit
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
An idea from 1996 whose time has come. This concept has finally been carried out by NYSERDA.
Haiku about energy
Last modified 2020-05-18 09:55:44
Energy Haiku
started July 2010;
to inspire students.

Anyone welcome.
Entries will be approved if
following guidelines.

Guidelines are simple:
Make it about energy;
try to keep it clean.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Heliotronics sells turnkey educational monitoring and display systems for use with solar and wind generation. Check their "Educators" page.'s energy literacy page
Last modified 2014-08-12 14:31:10 collects, annotates, and organizes links for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. They have a useful section on energy organized around the seven essential principles of energy literacy from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Literacy framework.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Igniting Creative Energy winner 2003
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Successful activities from a second grade class.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Texas State Energy Conservation Office: Resources for teaching renewables with specific resources about Texas, like what mix of renewables makes most sense in each county.
Junior Energy
Last modified 2009-01-22 13:32:33
A fundraising and educational program, allowing student teams to purchase compact fluorescent light bulbs at wholesale prices.
K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Unit Ideas from EERE
Last modified 2007-11-13 11:39:56
The US Department of Energy, office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers 350 lessons on energy efficiency and renewable energy. They're organized by grade level and topic -- biomass, geothermal, fuel cells, ocean energy, solar power, transportation fuels, wind energy, and energy efficiency and conservation. Learn about passive solar buildings, advanced photovoltaics, or basic wind turbines. Take an energy awareness quiz. Estimate your carbon footprint; find ways to reduce it.
Last modified 2009-02-20 15:50:47
Lesson plans, training, ideas for teaching/learning about hydrogen and fuel cells. From the makers of KidWind.
KidWind Challenge
Last modified 2024-01-29 10:01:57
Annual event where students in middle school and high school design table-top wind turbines and bring them to compete with others from a geographical area. Like Junior Solar Sprint.
KidWind Project, The
Last modified 2024-02-13 12:52:16
The KidWind Project trains middle school teachers to generate meaningful curriculum around designing and building effective, tabletop, electric wind turbines. KidWind offers workshops, kits, information, and ideas for teaching about wind energy. Its curriculum is excellent for teaching engineering design. KidWind can help you think of ways to get much of the materials donated from local hardware stores.
Lesson Planet -- Energy Technology
Last modified 2011-06-13 11:47:57
Lesson Planet is a hub for lesson plans in all K-12 subjects. They have a page within their technology theme for lessons related to energy technology. You can find teacher-reviewed lesson plans and worksheets there quickly and easily.
Miami Museum of Science - The Atoms Family
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Quick online lessons about energy. The site is cute, but shows a few errors and missing pieces.
Mrs. Brewster's Alternative Vehicle Assignment
Last modified 2007-04-04 10:18:11
A project for Beverly (MA) High School. Students research alternative vehicles in the context of improving the local economy with a new plant.
MTC's Guide to Teaching Renewable Energy...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
National Foundation for Energy Education
Last modified 2009-01-21 10:52:02
Offers workshops for teachers the physical science of energy. Also hosting the Great American Energy Debate in March, 2010. This event will start a ten-year effort to help American students understand issues, opinions, and facts pertaining to energy production and use.
National Grid's World of Energy
Last modified 2024-03-02 14:48:08
A site for students.
Includes a school energy inspection checklist.
Beware: Greenhouse gas activity can cause misconceptions. Much less propaganda than fuel industries.
New Hampshire Energy Education Project
Last modified 2019-05-02 12:19:09
New Hampshire Energy Education Project offers Energy & Science Programming for New Hampshire Schools through teacher professional development, in-class workshops for students, and curriculum resource kits.
New York Science Teacher
Last modified 2007-09-20 12:05:13
Online directory of resources for educators in New York State, including lesson plans, multimedia, and links.
Northfield Pumped Storage Facility- Northeast Utilities
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Northeast Utilities operates this site and runs many environmental education activities on site. Click on "Newsletters" for more info.
NRC: Teachers' Lesson Plans
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Radiation, Nuclear Reactors, Radioactive Waste, Transportation of Radioactive Materials.
NSTA SciGuides
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
One SciGuide for 9-12 is about energy resources. It is available as an online guide for one year for about $5.
Our Renewable Nation
Last modified 2008-12-04 14:07:16
One family will travel across the country, documenting their journey in a bio-fuel-powered car, hoping to inspire students and enthusiasts around the country. The family hopes to communicate with classrooms that track the journey. The web site includes many videos about renewable energy.
Palo Verde Generating Station, Virtual Field Trip
Last modified 2024-05-18 09:10:46
Part of our Field Trip Guide.
Created by the American Nuclear Society's Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information. Includes an educator's guide.
Peltier Device--A Multi Purpose Engine
Last modified 2007-04-04 15:11:47
From the Innovative Curriculum Series of the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University.
Planet Energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Power Sleuth
Last modified 2011-03-24 11:02:14
Curriculum for the state of Maine, four modules of activities, projects, video clips, links, and lesson plans. The modules are about lighting, heating, energy sources, and energy conservation and efficiency. Teacher workshops are available through the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance <a href=""></a> .
Project Learning Tree--Energy & Society Program
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
K-8 activity guide, music CD, etc. The Pembina Institute
Last modified 2008-11-07 10:07:52
Student-centered project plans for working models using renewable energy. Also creator of a nation-wide (Canada) solar cooker challenge for students and teachers.
Renewable Energy Online Field Trips
Last modified 2009-12-05 10:22:28
Penn State University Erie has created this field trip you can take anytime, including questions, video, bibliographic references, and sustainable living tips.
RRC: Alternative Energy Home
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
The Texas Railroad Commission controls oil and gas production. They will have a political agenda, but who doesn't? Just be aware. They offer many lesson plans with materials for testing and presentation.
Saturn Resource Management
Last modified 2011-07-12 20:20:00
Saturn Resource Management provides publications, curriculum, and online training for building performance professionals and trainers.
Their publications are for professionals, trainers, and operators/homeowners.
Save Ohno
Last modified 2015-04-22 12:54:21 is a gamified platform for climate change activism. 'Ohno' is a character that represents your great granddaughter, and it's up to you reshape her future by taking action in the real world. You dictate her future by starting and supporting petitions, protests, social media ad campaigns and other initiatives, donating to nonprofits, and contacting politicians - all on!
Science Fair Projects in Solar Energy
Last modified 2023-12-13 08:54:37
Science project ideas for studying solar power.
Science Is Elementary
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Museum Institute for Teaching Science offers a booklet of activities, Getting Physical with Energy and Motion.
Smithsonian Science Education Center
Last modified 2023-12-13 08:39:24
The Smithsonian Science Education Center holds in-depth professional development for K-12 educators, often a summer week focused on energy production and use.
SSEC offers curriculum and outreach.
Solar Cooking Engineering Lesson from E21
Last modified 2009-07-20 13:35:52
A lesson to compare possible combinations of materials for a box solar cooker. From Energy Education for the 21st Century, hosted by Penn State Public Broadcasting.
Solar Learning Lab from Heliotronics
Last modified 2013-03-01 14:32:04
A STEM education portal that includes curriculum, training (video and webinar) an interactive forum for teachers using renewable education tools to connect, a gallery of renewable energy photos and much more.
Solar Matters (FSEC)
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
A solar energy science unit for intermediate 4th through 8th grade teachers and students; FL Solar Energy Center.
Solar Now, Inc.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
This site at Beverly High School in Beverly, MA offers tours of its solar and wind plant.
Spinning up wind power, a GeoInquiry from Environmental Science
Last modified 2020-04-02 07:27:19
This 15-minute activity explores potential and developed wind capacity by state as well as challenges that Texas has faced to develop wind power. Students use a geographic information system (GIS) to observe and analyze wind patterns across the United States of America.
An instruction sheet includes a link to an interactive map, analytic questions, and concrete directions to use the map, and references to similar studies.
STEM Solar Lab — Energizing Students
Last modified 2014-04-19 09:36:20
The STEM Solar Lab is a 2kW grid-tied solar PV array for schools to use as a learning model for teachers and students. Accompanying curriculum is for grades 7-12. There is a focus on hands-on learning.
SunWind Solar Energy Lessons
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Target grants for educational field trips
Last modified 2014-04-23 16:45:25
The company Target offers up to $800 to 5000 schools each year for field trips. Registration closes in the early fall.
TeachEngineering Digital Collection
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Teach Engineering collects a library of lessons and units, several related to energy.
Teacher Resources--Harvard Museum Natural History
Last modified 2008-09-24 13:01:26
Includes a 40-page guide to lessons on climate change, including a few activities.
Teachers Goals at
Last modified 2020-05-18 09:55:44
This text serves as a repository for the kinds of questions we often encounter in consulting teachers. We try to provide inspiring answers to those questions.
Temperature Inside and Out lesson plan
Last modified 2020-05-18 09:55:44
This lesson was prepared at as a starting-point for a workshop on using HOBO data-logging devices to measure temperature. Students are asked questions to relate temperature observations to daily cycles and the weather. Students may also learn about insulation and building envelopes.
Last modified 2023-04-08 14:31:14
TERC is a non-profit made up of teams of math and science education and research experts. TERC offers professional development, educational research, curriculum, and publication.
Office is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Harnessed Atom | US Department of Energy
Last modified 2014-04-08 16:14:00
A curriculum extension from the United States Department of Energy, addressing nuclear science, technology, engineering, and math. The Harnessed Atom includes a student edition, a teacher's guide with lesson plans, standards, instructor notes, interactive games, classroom activities, laboratory experiments, and outside resource suggestions.
The Rahus Institute
Last modified 2007-05-23 13:44:00
Sells educational materials for solar energy. Runs Schoolhouse Institute, a workshop for educators, exploring solar resources and tools. HQ: Martinez, CA.
The Road Ahead from Discovery Education and GM
Last modified 2010-11-23 18:44:35
General Motors and Discovery Education have designed a series of lesson plans and activities to help you and your classroom explore how electricity is generated and stored and how it is poised to change how we live. Free lesson plans for elementary and middle school students. Includes focuses on battery technology, renewable and non-renewable energy.
The SHArK Project Solar Hydrogen Activity Research
Last modified 2009-12-12 09:37:57
A kit for high school and college learners to study oxide semiconductors as a partial solution to a global energy crisis. A chance for chemistry students to participate in current scientific research.
The Wind: Our Fierce Friend
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
TIL Climate guides for educators
Last modified 2023-03-11 17:20:54
Teaching guides related to a podcast on climate change, created at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
TIL Climate guides for educators
Last modified 2023-03-11 17:20:54
Teaching guides related to a podcast on climate change, created at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
to Save Energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Tobin School Sustainable Energy Project
Last modified 2006-12-07 09:31:49
Students at Tobin School in Cambridge, MA collaborated with students in Yerevan, Armenia, to explore making their own energy sustainably.
U Idaho National Biodiesel Education Program
Last modified 2012-02-23 21:46:19
Hosted by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, this program supports research into the technical issues of biofuels. They offer a curriculum for 4-H students or any students age 8-12.
US Navy Greenfleet Kids Corner
Last modified 2012-08-08 11:24:09
Activities on energy and environment for kindergarten through 5th grade.
Virtual Labs and Simulations
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Watts-Ville K-3 interactive board game about energy conservation
Last modified 2016-08-26 07:22:45
Watts-Ville™ is an interactive life-size board game for grades K-3 that teaches students about energy efficiency and the importance of saving energy.
Welcome to The Science of Energy!
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
NSTA's pages of micro-units, explanations, diagrams, photos, and links.
Wind for Schools Portal
Last modified 2022-07-30 04:55:49
The Wind for Schools project, coordinated by REpowering Schools, collects and displays data from power-generating wind turbines installed at schools across USA. You can view a map of projects, download generation-data to analyze.
Teachers can access lesson plans, developed with KidWind and National Energy Education Development.
Wind with Miller v3.0
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
WindWise Education
Last modified 2009-11-04 10:57:48
A curriculum for 6-12 grade education, including how wind power works, siting, wildlife issues, and more.
Youth Clean Energy patch program
Last modified 2007-03-21 13:58:32
Kids can show proof of their environmental action by wearing the Clean Green Power Champion patch which they earn for interviewing someone in solar, wind, or other clean energy field, and following up with their own project to spread the word about what they've learned. Special patch for Girl Scouts --patches FREE to Massachusetts youth; $5. to others. Download the web-linked resource guide full of activities, project ideas, and even a clean energy story for the youngest patch seekers.

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