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Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws. Check out our NEW Energy Literacy Video Series, which highlights the 7 Essential Principles of Energy to help engage students in energy. | Energy Department Video.

For kids of all ages, there is always something new to learn about science and technology. The Energy Department supports science education through educational online content, resources for parents and teachers, internships and student partnership programs, and national events like Solar Decathlon and the National Science Bowl.


Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
Science Education

The Energy Literacy Framework is a guide to help energy educators teach energy from the natural to social sciences. Check out the Start Guide and sample activities to get started teaching energy in your classroom.

#WomenInSTEM: Inspiring Others to Become Scientists and Engineers

Suzanne Singer is an energy and thermal fluids analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the latest profile in the Energy Department’s #WomenInSTEM video series.

Go Back to School with Resources

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student looking to learn more about energy topics, the Energy Department has you covered.

Green is Our Favorite Color: Students Fill in the Lines with Energy-themed Coloring Book
A page from the Get Current coloring book.

Now that school is back in full swing, the Department of Energy has plenty of engaging activities to help students learn about renewable energy and efficiency.

Video: Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

Solar Decathlon 2013 might have ended, but it is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation's clean energy leaders.

Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

Video documents a group of fourth graders quest to take their classroom "off the grid."