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This lesson from the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy can be adapted for all grades levels K-12 and provides instructions for building a solar oven from a pizza box and other inexpensive materials. The oven will not generate enough heat to bake something, but it will become hot...
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The Energy Department is committed to increasing the participation of women and girls in the energy sector and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Color your own pictures of women in STEM, print a poster for Women's History Month, and read blog articles about women in...
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Whether you're a K-12 teacher, a university administrator, or a student interested in starting your path toward a clean energy career, we've got you covered. On this site, you'll find links to student competitions, internships, training and degree programs, career planning tools, and professional...
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Photostream and albums from the US Department of Energy
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Energy plays a major role in the everyday functions of our planet and all its life forms. From weather patterns and food chains, to human society’s daily electricity and heating needs, energy is the driver of everything we know. This video series highlights the seven Energy Literacy Principles,...
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Published in 2013
"In this video, fourth graders in Durham, North Carolina, discover the benefits of clean energy. Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Central Park School for Children, taught his fourth graders about solar and other energy sources. The students then decided to make their classroom solar-powered. The video...
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As far back as ancient Greek and Roman times, people built structures that created an indoor environment suited to growing plants throughout the year. This enabled the gardener to establish a measure of control over growing conditions and extend the growth period into the colder seasons of the year....
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