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The series is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals by spotlighting women, students, and leaders who are transforming the energy sector, from addresing the growing threat of climate change to advancing clean energy technologies like wind and solar. Here, middle and high...
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Published in 2018
A geochemist and champion snowboarder? In this short video profile, most appropriate for middle and high school audiences, students meet Alexandra Hakala, a geochemist at the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory. The environmental scientist is working to find energy sources in ways that don't...
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The Get Current activity book engages middle and high school students with energy. It includes crosswords, word games, math puzzles, and more challenging ways to help students learn, understand, and internalize the principles of energy literacy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
The Get Current coloring book engages preschool and kindergarten children with energy. The coloring book introduces renewable energy sources and takes the student through solar, wind, water, hydropower, bioenergy, and geothermal before demonstrating ways to improve energy efficiency, like plug-in...
Grade Level   Pre-K K
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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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Attention current K-12 teachers: Are you an experienced educator who is ready to make a difference on a national scale? If so, consider applying for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and prepare for a year of unique opportunities. As a Fellow you will spend a school year in...
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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Photostream and albums from the US Department of Energy
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The School Energy Survey is designed to give students the necessary background and framework to conduct an energy survey of their school building. The step-by-step approach guides students through the process of analyzing energy consuming appliances and systems. After gathering data, students...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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,...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This middle school STEM curriculum extension focuses on nuclear science and energy. Teachers will find accurate, unbiased, and current information on the roles that energy and nuclear science play in our lives. The curriculum includes essential principles and fundamental concepts of energy science....
Grade Level   6 7 8
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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Published in 2016
In this YouTube video, a DOE project officer speaks to high school students about efforts to lower the energy usage in their school buildings. This video is part of the DOE's EnergyTalks presentations, providing in-depth explanations of programs by energy specialists.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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EERE workforce and education activities range from supporting the rapid scale-up of deployed energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through technology-specific workforce training programs, creating job task analyses for selected sectors, developing career visualization tools (ex.: Solar...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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....
Grade Level   3 4 5
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The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
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The US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy is excited to present printable study guides and activities emphasizing the importance of coal, natural gas, and petroleum to our everyday lives. More importantly, we hope to familiarize students with the science and technologies that make using...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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Energy plays an important role in the daily functions of our planet and all its life forms. It is the driver of all-weather, food chains, and the needs of human society, such as electricity and heating. This series of videos highlights the seven essential principles of Energy Knowledge, which...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 1993
The following activities are designed to give students a better grasp of concepts relating to groundwater, aquifers, and hydrology. The suggested materials are commonly available at drug, hardware, and grocery stores. For the activities to work best, students should collect only clear bottles with...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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