WELCOME! Whether you're a K-12 teacher, a university administrator, or a student interested in starting your path toward a clean energy career, we’ve got you covered. On this page, you'll find links to student competitions, internships, training and degree programs, career planning tools, and professional development opportunities. You can also explore videos, data tools, lessons, activities, and other online resources for educators at all levels. | Photo courtesy of NREL/23846.
Lessons & Activities
Can't find what you're looking for in our Education Toolbox? Check out these websites for more energy-related lessons, activities, and other online resources for educators.
ASTC Informal Education - Connect with informal science professionals, participate in webinars, and discuss science learning through an online platform by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC).
CLEAN Network – The Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) offers peer-reviewed educational resources for grades 6-16 regarding climate and energy. Activities are aligned to the Energy Literacy Framework.
Climate Change LIVE – Search a collection of science-based, climate education resources and programs, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Climate.gov – Search the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) reviewed resources for teaching about climate and energy.
Clue into Climate – Energy and Climate iBooks Textbooks – Download these free, online textbooks and iTunes U courses developed by KQED.
CONNECT! Transform the Future – Explore the National Geographic’s educational materials for Grades 4-12 about energy sources, efficiency, and conservation.
EIA Energy Kids – Find fun games and engaging information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to help K-12 students learn about the history of energy, its sources, and how to be more energy efficient.
Energy Education Resources from Clarkson University – Find project-based modules on energy and climate change (for middle and high school), plus an energy choices board game.
Energy Explained – Explore data and fun facts on energy topics. For example, do you understand where your gasoline comes from, or what determines the price of electricity?
HowToSmile.org – Find engaging activities for each of the Energy Literacy Framework’s 7 Essential Principles.
iTextbooks by ecodads – Download student and teacher versions of these online textbooks regarding natural resources and renewable vs. nonrenewable energy and material resources.
Journal of Sustainability Education – Read articles from academics and practitioners in the field of sustainability, covering both formal and non-formal educational contexts.
K-12 Energy Literacy Education (University of Wyoming) –Find a compilation of energy education resources, lesson plans, and outreach events held by UW’s School of Energy Resources.
NARA Energy Literacy Principles Matrix – The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) has a collection of educational resources, including lesson plans, datasets, videos, images, and activities, which you can search for by the 7 Energy Literacy Principles.
NASA Wavelength – Find educational resources by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for students in elementary, middle, and high school.
NCSE Climate Change Education Initiative – Learn about integrating climate and energy into curricula with guidance from the National Center for Science Education.
NEED Project – The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project has a large library of lessons and curricula covering a wide range of energy topics.
NPS Teacher Resources – National parks are America’s greatest classrooms. Find activities and lessons by the National Park Service (NPS).
Smithsonian Science Education Center – Find upcoming events and professional development opportunities, including academies for teachers
STEMAZing Project – Find professional development workshops for energy and STEM educators.
VEEP Energy & Climate Curricula – The Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) has developed K-12 curriculum resources for energy and climate literacy.
Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) – Find information on teacher professional development, curriculum resources, and school- or home-based programming.