Community Energy Educational Materials
The Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP) offers Training
Accreditation and Trainer Certification programs for
those involved in the the areas of assessment, design, and installation
of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and distributed generation
systems and programs.
Many utility companies offer educational materials on energy
topics. Contact your local utility for more information. Other
Energy for Keeps:
A Electricity from Renewable Energy is a educational
resource from Educators for the Environment focusing on renewable
energy. It can be downloaded free.
Efficiency Campaign, a national public service advertising
campaign launched by DOE in March 2004, is designed to make
children and their parents aware of energy efficient behavior.
The campaign features a reprehensible new villainthe energy-wasting
Energy Hogand includes public service announcements on
television, radio, and the Internet. The centerpiece of the
campaign is the new Energy
Hog website, which is aimed at children, but also includes
resources for parents and teachers, as well as Internet versions
of the Energy Hog ads. The Web site's main attractions are the
Energy Hog Training Camp and its five training games, where
children can train to become Energy Hog Busters and learn fun
and simple ways to use energy more efficiently.
Crusaders Renewable Energy Elementary Education Program
Provides a fun, visually stimulating resource for teaching renewable
energy concepts to children in grades 4-5. Fully aligned with
the U.S. National Science Standards, this program consists of
a workbook and video that provide a set of experiences for your
children to learn about solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower
and other alternative energy concepts. It also
provides a limited number of exercises to make the connections
between traditional fossil fuels and those renewable resources.
offers a host of materials for anyone interested in conducting
community solar energy education and outreach activities. Available
materials include fact sheets, photos, radio PSAs, posters,
and videos. It is project of the Interstate Renewable Energy
DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
(EERE) website offers links to a number of energy-related educational
and training resources for students, teachers, and adults.
Point High School Fuel Cell project in North Port, Florida,
is the nation's first joint hydrogen fuel cell and hydrogen
curriculum project. The accompanying hydrogen energy curriculum,
designed by DOE, provides a hands-on educational experience
for students interested in energy science. North Port High School
is one of 10 pilot schools implementing the hydrogen energy
Consumer Energy Information offers a variety of energy-related
educational materials for students and teachers. Fact
sheets, CD-ROMs, publications, and other resources are available
on a wide variety of topics.
Information Administration offers a compilation of sources
of free or low-cost energy-related educational
materials for primary and secondary students and teachers.
Quest. Sponsored by the California Energy Commission,
this site offers energy-related educational materials for students,
teachers, and parents.
A series of Energy
Fact Sheets, published by the Energy Educators of Ontario,
are available on-line. These fact sheets include topics
related to traditional fuels, energy use and waste, alternative
fuels, and renewable energy sources.
The Modesto Irrigation District offers a number of energy
videos and publications for students.
Are Ready: A Guide to Teaching Renewable Energy in Junior and
Senior High School Classrooms is an online teachers'
guide provided by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (PDF)
Schoolhouse is a K-12 energy education program developed
by the Rahus Institute. Teaches about energy conservation, renewables,
and other energy topics.
Last updated: April 14, 2004
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