Elementary Education Resources
- National Energy Foundation is a unique 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination and implementation of supplementary educational materials and programs. These low-cost resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment. All enrich and enhance teaching and learning.
- The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) provides curriculum, teacher training, and student leadership. Educators know that attending NEED training and using NEED curriculum allows them to deliver a balanced approach to energy education in their classroom. NEED provides free teacher and student guides and other materials from grades K-12.
- U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA): Teacher and student resources including lessons, teacher guides, games & activities, career guides.
- Department of Energy site provides STEM resources for students, teachers and the energy workforce.
- Ford PAS: Next Generation Learning mobilizes educators, employers, and community leaders to create a new generation of young people who will graduate from high school both college- and career-ready–an emerging workforce prepared to compete successfully in the 21st-century economy. Free energy modules fall under the theme of Sustainability.
- TryEngineering offers a variety of free lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom.
- Environmental Protection Agency provides an array of environmental and science-based lesson plans, activities, and idea for teachers. Select the Energy tab to see energy-related content.
- WhyCareers is a supplemental middle school energy program and curriculum based on the virtual power plant in Whyville, the learning-based virtual world for teens and tweens. Eight supplemental lesson plans provide integrated math, science and career education, covering energy jobs, energy science, and the math middle schoolers struggle to master, but whose mastery leads to success in energy and other STEM careers
- Project Lead the Way (PLTW) provides learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. They create an engaging, hand-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills. They provide teachers with the training, resources and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.
- Teach Engineering is a digital library comprised of standards-aligned curricula for K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design. Educators have FREE access to the collection of activities, lessons, units, maker challenges, sprinkles and living labs.
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