This website offers a compiled list of resources for educators, including lesson plans created using the Idaho State and Common Core Standards. The site offers teachers a huge set of lesson plans including presentations and videos for elementary, middle and high school
The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. This resource has a huge database of renewable energy curriculum for classroom lessons ranging from primary to secondary level.
The windy classroom is a curriculum designed by the Laurentian Environmental Center. It is available for free and can be downloaded from this website. Topics included in this document include: 1) Introduction to energy; 2) Understanding electrical energy; 3) Electrical energy sources; 4) Winds of change; 5) Today's turbines; 6) Prospecting for wind; and 7) [...]
NREL provides a variety of educational resources to help teachers and parents educate their kids about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, including hands-on projects and curriculum suggestions for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Topics covered include biomass, energy efficiency, solar energy, wind energy, buildings, hydrogen and fuel cells, and transportation.
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development. A teacher will guide his or her students as [...]
This resource offers plenty of information on solar cooking as well as instructions to build your own solar oven. This would make a great classroom exercise
This is a calculate your carbon dioxide emissions page. This site also promotes energy conservation by listing many things you can do at home.
Out of California, this organization offers curriculum and solar kits for sale while offering accredited teacher training workshops in Renewable Energy for California teachers
This resource is the Bonneville Power Association's 3rd - 8th grade curriculum for energy conservation
Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues. The program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students’ science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental [...]