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July 16, 2014
Many fields of study can lead to a career in the bioenergy industry.
Educated and Equipped: Jump-Start Your Career in the Bioenergy Industry

Are you a recent college graduate looking to jump-start your career? Whether you majored in engineering or English, science or political science, business or biology, there are numerous opportunities to use your skills and education in the emerging bioenergy industry.

July 15, 2014
Water and Energy (18 activities)

An inquiry-based curriculum that introduces students to the properties of water and using water as an energy source with the following activities

July 15, 2014
Wonders of Water (14 activities)

An inquiry-based curriculum that introduces scientific concepts of electricity, water, and hydropower to elementary students with the following activities

July 15, 2014
Exploring Wind Energy (12 activities)

Hands-on activities that provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of wind energy to secondary students

July 15, 2014
Energy of Moving Water (11 Activities)

An inquiry-based unit that provides a comprehensive understanding of hydropower and electricity for intermediate students with the following activities

July 15, 2014
Energy Expos

Students work in groups to create hands-on exhibits about the energy sources that power the nation, ways to save energy at home and school, and conventional and alternative transportation fuels.

July 2, 2014
Participants of an energy education meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy hold up the Energy Literacy Framework. | Energy Department photo
Energy Education and Training: A Matter of Operational Necessity

“Getting more mission out of every gallon” drove the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to host an Energy Education and Training meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy on June 11-12, 2014. The meeting was centered around energy education for service members located in outposts during deployed operations, where energy is critical to mission accomplishment.

June 25, 2014
The Energy 101 initiative supports ongoing efforts in energy education. The first webinar of the Energy 101 dialogue series will focus on energy in the classroom. | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo
Energy 101: Promoting Energy Education in the Nation’s Colleges and Universities

Increasing opportunities for community college and university students to learn about energy and ensuring the nation maintains a strong technical workforce are key goals of our Energy 101 initiative. Tomorrow, we kick off our first webinar in a series of Energy101 dialogues. Learn more about Energy 101 and find out how to register for the webinar, which focuses on teaching energy in the classroom.

June 20, 2014
Energy Transfer

1. Identify a closed system with consevative forces.
2. Identify relationships between the following variables:

June 20, 2014
Energy in Today's Global Society

Energy is an abstract concept that is very familiar to students from personal experiences with household appliances, transportation, and their own bodies. However, the nature of energy, energy transformations, and energy conservation are poorly understood, even by most adults. The geopolitical and environmental issues associated with energy and its consumption in today’s global society are important for every citizen to appreciate in order to make informed decisions about the future. Without a deep understanding that energy is finite and that energy transformations are what give modern society its high standard of living, students today will not be prepared to make the tough personal and political decisions that await us as fossil fuel resources dwindle.