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This page is devoted to energy education for kids of all ages, teachers and adults too. Here you will find games, lesson plans, educational materials, and activities for teaching children, students, and teachers about energy, particularly about energy generation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.



Agriculture in the Classroom, from U.S. Department of Agriculture

"Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies."

The AITC web site connects to the web site of each state's cooperating organization. These state web sites offer:
---Fact sheets about agriculture in the state, crops grown in the state, etc.
---Lesson plans for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12
---Teacher's guides and resources

Alliance to Save Energy : Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

Introduction to tax credits, and information about eligibility,consumer tax credit information

Amphibian Resources for Teachers

Educational resources on herprtology compiled by the NBII Information Node.

BLM Learning Landscapes

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Learning Page presents teacher resources, information on BLM educational programs, lists of volunteer opportunities, and information about BLM partnerships with private and public organizations.

The teacher resources section offers web presentations, classroom activities, and lesson plans on topics in areas of history, archaeology, paleontology, fire ecology, riparian areas, noxious weeds control, and mines and minerals. Some presentations are reprints of articles from Science and Children. Several articles on outdoor etiquette (Leave No Traces) are presented.

A State-by-State guide to programs lists BLM workshops, camps, seminars, field trips, and more. A directory lists environmental education contacts.

Body and Mind:BAM

Selected teaching resources from BLM nationa, state and field offices.

Con Edison Kids

Electricity and energy, including natural gas and steam, are the focus of this website created by Con Edison especially for kids grades 5-8. It includes games and uses cartoon characters to explain aspects of energy creation, distribution and conservation. A section for teachers includes related lesson plans.

EarthSky : A Clear Voice for Science

Presented by EarthSky Communications Inc., this site offers interviews, podcasts, articles and information about a variety of earth science-related subjects. Two areas, "For Kids" and "EarthSky Teachers Center" are particularly useful for students and teachers.

Energy Education for Teachers and Parents

This site has a wealth of information, everything from an Energy Directory to teaching videos, and DVD resources, training opportunities, courses and scores of other resources dealing with energy.

Energy for the World- World Energy Association

Basic information about nuclear energy for adults and children. A fun place to visit.

Energy Hog

Using games, Energy Hog teaches adults and kids how to be more energy efficient. From the Alliance to Save Energy.

Energy Kid's Page

The Energy Kid's Page from the DOE's Energy Information Administration provides energy facts, games, history and other information about energy for kids. Classroom activities are included for teachers, as are related links and an energy calculator.

Energy Kids Page

Fun and games and education about nuclear energy all in one page.

Energy Quest

Designed for k-12, this site offers a wide variety of educational tools, including Energy News, Energy Library,Science Projects and parents and teacher resources.

Environmental Education : California Department of Education

"Information on current environmental education resources, special events, grant opportunities, and a state plan for environment-based education."

Environmental Kids

The Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Kids Club provides information and data on air, water,garbage etc. Site has a game room,A to Z index, Science room and includes Middle School High School and Teacher information.

EPA Student Center

The EPA Student Center is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for students in middle school and high school. It is designed to allow for exploration of a wide range of environmental issues, for learning about the environment, and for learning about helping to protect the environment for the future. Sections are offered on:
---Environmental basics (issues such as air pollution, pesticides, hazardous wastes, public health)
---Conservation(soil erosion, water use, etc.)
---Ecosystems (endangered species, global warming, etc.)
---Water (water pollution, water treatment, watersheds, etc.)
---Air (air pollution, ozone layer, etc.)
---Human Health (indoor air quality, pesticides, radiation, etc.)
---Waste and Recycling
---United States federal environmental laws
---EPA fellowships, internships, and student programs
---Environmental careers

IEEE Global History Network

IEEE's Global History Network "is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of innovation in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and computing and all their related fields." It provides exhibits, articles and presentations. Historical articles, many with photographs, discuss the development of a variety of innovations as well as providing biographical information about the key individuals involved. For older students and teachers.

Kids Point

Collection of teacher resources and student activities. Searchable

NASA Education

NASA offers a rich slate of enrichment and study opportunities for students ansd educators, ranging from grade school to post doctorate levels.

Nuclear Power Plant Simulators for Education

This agency sponsors the development of nuclear reactor simulators for education which operate on personal computers and which simulate responses of a number of reactor types to various conditions. The simulators are designed to provide insight and understanding of the general design and operational characteristics of various power reactor systems.

Project Learning Tree's Exploring environmental issues, municipal solid waste: correlation of activities to the California English-language arts content standards, grades 6-12

An electronic resource of: California Environmental Protection Agency, Integrated Waste Management Board.

Teacher Training, Workshops, Fellowships and Internships in Energy

This site from the U. S. Department of Energy is a valuable resource for teacher resources about training, workshops, fellowships, and internships that will give you tools and skills for educating students.


Site offers Energy Sourcebooks, TVA's renewable energy program (Green Power Switch), curriculum guides for elementary school, middle school,high school. and teaching guides to help students understand electricity, energy and the environment.

U.S. Department of Energy Science Education

Energy-related educational pages for K-12.
Info on high-school energy science projects, contests, and science bowl.
Info on DOE student programs, internships,scholarships, fellowships (high school, college, teachers, graduates, professionals, scholars).

Wind Energy Teacher's Guide

American Wind Energy Association teacher's guide with teacher information, classroom ideas, and research tools for students and teachers.
Published 2003.

Last modified: 9/9/2008 2:14 PM by S. Bigna

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