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September 2, 2014
Go Back to School with Energy.gov Resources

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

August 27, 2014
 Students in the Nebo School District pose with the winning posters from a competition held by the Utah State Energy Program. |Photo courtesy of the National Energy Foundation
Utah School Children “Help Utah Out, Turn off the Spout!”

Utah is working to ensure the resiliency of its future water and energy systems with funding from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program. In fact, the state developed its own Water Energy in Action educational program –in conjunction with the National Energy Foundation – to educate K-12 students and teachers about the many uses of water.

August 18, 2014
VIDEO: Shaping Tomorrow’s Wind Energy Leaders

Go behind the scenes to learn how students are gaining the skills necessary to advance the wind industry.

August 14, 2014
Inspiration from Environmental Educators and Youth at the White House

I had the distinct honor of being present at the White House for the announcement of the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award. These awards recognize outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education in their schools

August 5, 2014
The author, pictured outside the Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Photo by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
How I Energized My Summer: An Intern’s Inside Look at the Department of Energy

An Energy Department intern shares her story -- and gives advice to other students who may not have realized that the agency offers opportunities for any type of college major.

July 17, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: A Physicist Focuses on Scientific Advancement

Our latest #WomenInSTEM highlights the work of Angela Capece -- a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

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 17, 2014
Alternative Fuels Used in Transportation (5 Activities)

Gasoline is the most commonly used fuel for transportation; however, there are multiple alternative fuels that are making their way to the market. These alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electric hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, and bio-diesel. Students will probably have heard of some of these alternative fuels, but they may not understand how and why they are better then ordinary gasoline.

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

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