The Energy Literacy document created by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy helps people involved in energy education to look at energy issues through an understanding of civics, history, economics, sociology, psychology, and politics in addition to STEM. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy also offers lesson plans, labs, projects, and ideas for other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics.
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship provides a professional development opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of STEM to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a federal agency or Congressional office, bringing their knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program and/or education policy efforts.
The Fusion Energy Sciences Program includes a diverse set of disciplines - from modern plasma physics theories dealing with chaotic systems of energetic particles and waves to more conventional engineering problems of applied electromagnetism. While there are several programs specifically supported by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences for the purpose of science education, all of the efforts within the fusion program are highly dependent on voluntary efforts by personnel across the program. These scientists, engineers, and technical support staff give lectures, conduct tours, develop displays, and otherwise contribute their time and energy to this purpose.
The Office of Fossil Energy, through the USEA and the National Energy Education Development Project, offers teacher workshops to high school and middle school teachers on the science of energy and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology. Download the workshop materials here.
Lessons for teachers. Fossil Energy created printable study guides and activities emphasizing the importance of coal, natural gas, and petroleum to our everyday lives. The office hopes to familiarize students with the science and technologies that make using fossil fuels cleaner. Lessons and activities are available for elementary, middle school, and high school levels.