Resources

Recommended for:  
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
Ask a Scientist

A compilation of answers to more than 20,000 questions — Ask A Scientist focuses on questions from K-12 students and teachers that are not commonly found in libraries, reference books, or text books.
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/aas.htm

   
  • Career Academy
  • Technical Education
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

See how the energy business fits into the scope of career and technical education programs.
http://www.acteonline.org

   
  • Middle School
  • High School
ASVAB Career Exploration Program

This multiple-aptitude text battery assesses a student's ability to learn new skills and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations.
http://www.asvabprogram.com

   
  • High School
BEST Robotics Inc.

A volunteer-based organization of over 700 middle and high schools, whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like science and engineering-based robotics competition.
http://www.bestinc.org

   
  • Middle School
  • High School
Career Clusters

Career Clusters identify pathways from secondary school to college and the workplace. Energy is part of the Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources section.
http://www.careertech.org/career-clusters/

   
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
Coalition for After School Science

A strategic alliance among individuals and organizations from STEM education, youth development, and out-of-school time programs; whose mission is to coordinate and mobilize community stakeholders to strengthen and expand opportunities for young people to do and learn science in after-school settings.
http://www.theconnectory.org/

   
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
Energy Hog

An exciting, fun web site to engage kids in energy efficiency.
http://www.energyhog.org

   
  • High School
INROADS

INROADS is an organization that seeks to increase business career opportunities and knowledge for the best ethnically diverse students, while giving corporations the opportunity to develop diverse managerial talent.
http://www.inroads.org/

   
  • High School
Jobs for America 's Graduates
JAG is one of the most effective and successful statewide strategies for tackling high dropout rates, low academic performance, and youth employment.
http://www.jag.org/
   
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
Learning First Alliance
Learning First Alliance is a partnership of the 16 leading education associations aimed to enrich the national conversation on education, trigger real improvements in education policy and practice, and academic success for students.
http://www.learningfirst.org
   
  • Middle School
National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition
NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
http://www.ncset.org
   
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills
An advocacy organization that brings together business, community, education leaders, and policymakers to define a powerful vision for education to ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21 st century.
http://www.nea.org/home/34888.htm
   
  • Middle School
  • High School
Project Lead the Way
Middle and high school curricula used in the school districts covered by the Southern Regional Education Board emphasizing engineering and technology.
http://www.pltw.org
   
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School

U.S. Department of Energy - Contests & Competitions Site

This section of the DOE site links a number of science related contests and competitions for kids of various ages.
http://energy.gov/eere/education/competitions
   
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School

U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Kids Page

For those looking to build knowledge about renewables in a kid-friendly manner, this section of the DOE site has numerous fun, interactive activities.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/index.html
   
  • Middle School
  • High School

U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Glossaries

This section of the DOE site contains list of energy glossaries, dictionaries, and Science terms (for Middle & Secondary School students).
http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/glossary-energy-related-terms
   
  • High School
  • Career Academy
  • Technical Education
Youth in the 21 st Century
The Employment and Training Administration's new vision, stressing the transformation of some of the nation's neediest youth into candidates for new jobs in a demand-driven economy through Alternative Education.
http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/
   
  • High School
YouthRules!
A site for teens, parents, educators, and employers designed to build awareness around laws and regulations for teens who work part-time or in summer jobs.
http://youthrules.dol.gov
   
  • Middle School
  • High School
Youthhood
A dynamic, curriculum-based tool to be used as in a classroom, community program, or any setting where adults are working with youth to set goals and plan for the future. http://www.youthhood.org