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July 17, 2014
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven

Check out this staightforward lesson, that can be adapted for all grade levels, on how to build a solar oven.

July 16, 2014
Energy From the Sun (10 activities)

Hands-on explorations to teach intermediate students the scientific concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
The Sun and Its Energy (11 activities)

Hands-on investigations and explorations to introduce primary students to the basic concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
Wonders of the Sun (8 activities)

Hands-on explorations that introduce scientific concepts of solar energy to elementary students.

July 15, 2014
Energy Production

Students will compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable resources to explore energy options.

July 15, 2014
Exploring Photovoltaics (9 investigations)

Hands-on investigations to teach secondary students the scientific concepts of photovoltaics.

July 15, 2014
Power to the Plug: An Introduction to Energy, Electricity, Consumption, and Efficiency

The NEED Project and the U.S. Department of Energy have collaborated to bring you this educational four-page guide to energy, electricity, consumption and efficiency. It includes, on the last page, a home energy survey to help you analyze your home energy use.

June 26, 2014
The Mineirão Stadium, with its six thousand solar panels, is ready for more World Cup Action | Photo courtesy of Renato Cobucci/Imprensa/MG
Shining Some Light on the World Cup's Efficiency Efforts

Brazil strives for energy efficiency with solar powered stadiums during the 2014 World Cup.

June 20, 2014
Green Fuel

This activity allows students the opportunity to explore different methods for collecting solar energy and using that energy for heating, creating electricity and applying that energy to an industrial process. Experimenting with different types of materials will also allow them to understand how the properties of different materials can drastically affect the outcome of their experiment.