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May 29, 2015
Energy Literacy Social Studies Guide – Essential Principle 5

A guide for social studies educators using the Energy Literacy framework and videos. Includes discussion points related to Essential Principle 5: "Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors."

May 29, 2015
Energy Literacy Social Studies Guide – Essential Principle 4

A guide for social studies educators using the Energy Literacy framework and videos. Includes discussion points related to Essential Principle 4: "Various sources of energy can be used to power human activities, and often this energy must be transferred from source to destination."

May 29, 2015
Energy Literacy Social Studies Guide – Essential Principle 3

A guide for social studies educators using the Energy Literacy framework and videos. Includes discussion points related to Essential Principle 3: "Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system."

May 29, 2015
Energy Literacy Social Studies Guide – Essential Principle 2

A guide for social studies educators using the Energy Literacy framework and videos. Includes discussion points related to Essential Principle 2: “Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.”

May 29, 2015
Energy Literacy Social Studies Guide – Essential Principle 1

A guide for social studies educators using the Energy Literacy framework and videos. Includes discussion points related to Essential Principle 1: "Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws."

May 8, 2015
Pamela Richmond is one of a vast array of inspiring mothers at the Department of Energy. | Department of Energy photo.
#WomenInSTEM: Moms Who Inspire

The Department of Energy celebrates Mother's Day by recognizing some of the moms making a difference at the Energy Department and at home.

May 5, 2015
Introduction to Energy Literacy | Introducción al Conocimiento de Energía
Bringing Fundamental Energy Concepts to Life … en Español

¿Hablas español? To reach out to the nearly 40 million people living in the U.S. who speak Spanish at home, the Energy Department has translated some of its popular educational materials into Spanish, covering topics such as energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.

May 1, 2015
Rachel Woods-Robinson and Elizabeth Case, the ladies of Cycle for Science, high-five on top of the "Welcome to Oregon" sign. | Photo courtesy of Cycle for Science.
Sol-Cycle: Biking Across America for Science Education

The first in a series of guest blogs from Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson, the ladies behind Cycle for Science, who are biking across America and teaching physics along the way.

April 29, 2015
Doug Roble says math is the backbone of the special effects industry. | Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University.
10 Questions with Special Effects Designer Doug Roble

We spoke with the Academy Award winning special effects designer behind films from "Titanic" to "The Lord of the Rings" about the intersection of STEM and the arts in the movies.