Teacher and Guidance Counselors

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Compiled by the Center for Energy Workforce Development

http://www.scigirlsconnect.org/resource_topic/technology/
SciGirls Connect offers resources on Technology, with examples of "hands-on projects that serve as entrees to the tech world."

http://www.scigirlsconnect.org/resource_topic/engineering-design/
SciGirls Connect offers resources on Engineering & Design, which acts as a "hands-on, minds-on intro to the design-build process."

http://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/education-and-workforce-development-resources
These bioenergy-related educational materials from the U.S. Department of Energy can help students and educators prepare for and advance the developing biomass and bioenergy industry and workforce.

http://www.clarkson.edu/highschool/k12/project/energychoicesgame.html
Energy Choices Board Game from Clarkson University

http://www.oe.energy.gov/interactive_grid.htm
Interactive SMART grid simulator

http://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/nukeenergy/nuke.htm
A nuclear plant simulator

http://www.whycareers.com
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.

http://energy.gov/eere/education/competitions
Contains links to a number of science and energy competitions for kids.

http://www.ase.org/section/_audience/educators/lessons/
A wealth of energy lesson plans for grades K-12 developed by and for teachers.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/eer/kiddietoc.html
Contains a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-related educational materials.

http://kidwind.org/
The Kidwind Project, curriculum and lessons to help students learn about wind energy.

http://www.need.org/
The NEED Project promotes an energy conscious and educated society through multi-sided energy education programs.

http://greenteacher.com/
A teaching guide for K-12 students to learn about climate change.

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/
Interactive, kid-ready activities on topics such as atoms, light, electricity, and safety.

http://www.cleanerandgreener.org/programs/schools/index.htm
K-12 resources, activities, and recognition to spark student interest and educational achievement in reducing pollution.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/
Numerous activities and science fair guidelines from Energy Ant.

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/curriculumcenter/electricity/
Free activities and lesson plans on electricity from Discovery Education.

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/
Resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks provides meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.

http://www.energyhog.org/adult/educators.htm
The Alliance to Save Energy's Green Schools program offers educators a wide range of tools and resources to bring energy efficiency into the classroom to save energy while helping students build vital real-world skills.

http://www.blm.gov/ak/getenergized/start.html
Get Energized! is an interactive computer program designed to increase knowledge and understanding of energy and empower students to take personal actions that will help address our nation's energy challenges.

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/teachers.html
Nuclear-related subjects with instructional units that can be modified to be taught by teachers with varying degrees of knowledge in this subject area.

http://www.lbl.gov/abc/
Hands-on activities that introduce the basics of nuclear science.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/saving/recycling/solidwaste/wastetoenergy.html
This EPA site offers lots of illustrations showing how solid waste and recycling programs can contribute to meeting growing energy needs.

http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=5967
Contains activities for teachers to educate students on conserving water and energy.

http://www.aip.org/history/mod/
Lessons on for middle and high school on the discovery of nuclear fission and the detection of the first optical pulsar.

http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=4058
Fun, innovative, and interactive environmental curriculum for youth who care about the planet.

http://www.earthscienceworld.org/games/index.html
An interactive game and teacher's guide for students to discover the exploration for oil.

http://www.kapili.com/terrarum/index.html
Guide to physical geography: climate, earth, land, sky, water, and energy. Excellent resource for independent study or enrichment.

http://www.powernaturally.org/Programs/SchoolPowerNaturally/InTheClassroom
A set of lessons to teach about solar energy, including a solar "how-to" kit.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/ben-franklin-timeline.cfm
Multidisciplinary lessons for grades 1-4 on Benjamin Franklin.

http://www.teachengineering.com/view_lesson.php
A short lesson on water and hydroelectric power generation for grades 3-5.

http://www.energyclassroom.com
Add this great resource to your Web site or use it as a teaching aid for grades 3-5. Energy Classroom uses videos, experiments, interactive games and puzzles, and worksheets to explain a number of topics.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/education/classroom.html
Resources to help teachers introduce students grades 5-12 to the new and exciting world of hydrogen and fuel cells.

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/lesson_plans.html
Contains astrophysics lessons for grades 6-12.

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/tools.cfm?DocID=16
A physics lesson for grades 9-12 on mechanical energy conservation.

https://www.saveonenergy.com/kids-learning-center/
SaveOnEnergy provides games and activities for kids to learn more about energy.