Other Curriculum Resources
We have compiled a list of some of our favorite teaching resources, sites that offer just the right spark to ignite a passion in science and technology in students, a passion that just may lead to a career in the energy sector.
SciGirls Connect offers resources on Technology, with examples of “hands-on projects that serve as entrees to the tech world” and resources on Engineering & Design, which act as a “hands-on, minds-on intro to the design-build process.”
WhyCareers is a 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.
This Energy.gov site offers links to a number of science and energy competitions for kids, particularly those focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
EnergyKids, from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, offers free or low-cost energy-related educational materials for K-12, including information on using and saving energy.
The Kidwind Project, helps teachers and students creatively explore the science, technology and implications of a world powered by renewable energy.
The NEED Project promotes an energy conscious and educated society through multi-sided energy education programs.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission offers resources on nuclear-related subjects with instructional units that can be modified to be taught by teachers with varying degrees of knowledge in this subject area.