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Student Educational Resources - STEM

At Berkeley Lab, the Workforce Development & Education Office provides hands-on workshops, lab visits, outreach to the community, and mentored internships for students and faculty in order to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians.

K-12 RESOURCES

The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a searchable library of K-12 Lesson Plans & Activities. 

EERE Wind OfficeCheck out educational resources including cirriculum, science projects, online handbooks, and more from DOE and external groups.

EERE Solar Office: Resources for teaching about solar including videos, graphics and animations. 

Energy 101 videos are short videos on a variety of energy related topics. The DOE also has a general video site that can be searched for other topics and energy related talks.

Energy Kids, a site run by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, has a wide range of activities for students and information about how teachers can put this site to use. 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Energy Explained site is a nonpartisan source for up-to-date energy facts and data on the entire range of energy topics. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Harnessed Atom is a middle school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum extension that focuses on nuclear science and energy. It offers teachers accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date information on the roles that energy and nuclear science play in our lives. The curriculum includes essential principles and fundamental concepts of energy science.

The Department of Energy’s America’s Home Energy Education Challenge is designed to help students and their families save energy while earning awards for their schools. 

BITES (Building, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios) tool is an interactive framework that lets users explore the energy and carbon implications of altering the current U.S. energy profile. Using 'what-if' scenarios, users are able to adjust inputs to the electricity generation, buildings, industry and transportation sectors in order to compare outcomes to baseline reference cases. 

Fun With Science Field Trips are opportunities for elementary schools to experience hands-on science learning with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. During the field trip, students will enjoy a combination of science displays, group activities, and hands-on experiments. Activities are matched to fifth grade California State Science Standards.