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Online Teacher Resources

Supporting Hands-On Energy Education in Oregon Classrooms

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About Our Efforts


Teacher Resources

Organization/Program Resource
US Department of Energy

Lesson plans



Science Projects

California Energy Commission’s Energy Quest

Forms of Renewable Energy

Science projects

Charles Edison Fund

Easy to perform experiments for Elementary

Energy Conservation

Energy for the Future
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Research Projects for Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency

Teacher's activity guide

Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)

Web based Teacher Resources


Renewable Northwest Project Specific Information on NW Renewable Energy projects
The Florida Solar Energy Center

Curriculum for K-12

Web Links

Green Building Design

Alliant Energy

General Energy Education

Activities & Games

National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)

Lots of Curricula some of which meet Oregon Benchmarks


Teacher training events

Northwest Power and Conservation Council Interactive Power Generation Map
Oil Poster A Tool for Examining the Geologic Realities and Social Ramifications of Oil.
Project Learning Tree

Kit with Energy Education materials

Activity Guide

Kids Foot Print

Kid Friendly Carbon Footprint Quiz

Teacher Lesson Plans

Oregon Green Schools

 A nonprofit that helps schools conduct waste audits, provide guidance and training for new programs and recommend curriculum resources and grant opportunities.

BBC Climate Challenge Climate Challenge Game
Climate Challenge Kids Climate games and information
NOVA Capturing Carbon Explains Carbon Capture to Young Adults
Breathing Earth CO2 emissions, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time 
Earth Buddies Test your knowledge of global warming, the three R's, water conservation and more.
NOVA Climate Change Video Video about the clues that Greenland ice reveals about climate change
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