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Green Energy: Teachers

Green Energy Links

Wind Turbine

The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) provides an extensive set of curriculum resouces for teachers on renewable and non-renewable energy sources alike. Organized by Grade Level, Topic, and Subject Area. Check out their other resources such as Evaluation tools and the Student section. A goldmine of high-quality resources and materials.

Energy Lessons

Solar Panel

Ohio Energy Project — lots of resources for teachers including teacher guides, projects, activities, worksheets, power point presentations and quizzes for your energy unit.

The Florida Solar Energy Center offers a Solar Energy Science Unit for students in grades 3 through 5.

“The Habitable Planet” is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. The Energy Challenges unit focuses specifically on energy issues. The website provides access to course content and activities developed by leading scientists and researchers in the field.

In this lesson on Wave Energy from Pacific Marine Energy Center, students construct a wave-energy device to make electricity from waves.

Toolkits, Lessons & Projects

Dam Power

The National Environmental Education Foundation has some environmental toolkits available that may of use to you in your classroom. The Engineering a Sustainable World toolkit has a section on Sustainable Energy & Design.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has lesson plans, curriculum and educational materials available for a wide variety of age and grade levels.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory educators' page features a wealth of lesson plans and hands-on projects to engage students in learning about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. You'll want to take a look at this site!

For a fun, hands-on activity for older students, check out the NREL's Model Car Competitions! Get additional information.

Renewable Energy Challenge is an engaging teaching unit that culminates in an engineering design challenge where students build an apparatus powered by a renewable energy source. Includes a powerpoint presentation and teacher's guide.

StemWorks offers a collection of engaging renewable energy activities for your classroom.

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