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Alliance to Save Energy
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our world's energy supplies. Educator reso...
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Change a Light, Change the World
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - School Projects - Science Fair Projects
Summary: Change just one light and see how a small step can make a big difference. This teacher's guide offers a student activity and a pledge to save energy.
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Decorative Holiday Lights
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday
Summary: C7, C9, Miniature and Icicle Lights are compared. Avoid feeling like Scrooge and explore the options for lighting and decorating. Let students do the math on the costs of lighting for their homes.
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Discover How Trees Produce and Conserve Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will design an energy wise community using trees and they will be introduced to landscaping for energy conservation.This is a 13-page pdf.
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Energy Hog
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Saving Energy is not only easy, it saves money, promotes a healthy lifestyle and protects natural resources for future generations. The Energy Hog provides a scavenger hunt as a take home assignment, an interactive learning experience, training games, handbook...
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Energy Kid's Page
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Energy sections, puzzles, quizzes, games,Energy Ant field trips, activities, energy facts, historical time lines (on energy) and more combine to provide a valuable classroom resource.
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Energy Library Books on Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment - School Projects
Summary: Twenty-three books are recommended in this list from Energy Quest. Thse are books that provide lessons, experiments and project suggestions to enhance energy education in the classroom.
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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Energy Saving Activities for Schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: List
Summary: A list of potential activities for middle school students for saving energy in schools.
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Energy Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program(EPA and DOE) helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR provides tools and guidelines for energy management appropriate for school administrators; it pro...
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Greenhouse Effect
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Greenhouse Effect.
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Growing Energy: How Biofuels Can Help End America's Oil Dependence
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 96-page publication/report is available as a PDF. This report offers a plan for realizing security, economic and environmental benefits of biofuels. It is based upon two years of cutting edge analysis by a diverse group of experts who have worked togeth...
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Here Comes the Energy Patrol: A Step by Step Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Classroom Lessons - School Projects
Summary: Students monitor classrooms through energy patrols. Lighting is a good target for any school energy program because of the potential for energy savings. This provides information for lessons or ideas for a school project. This 10-page pdf describes the Devar...
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IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: IESNA us a technical authority on illumination. IESNA is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of the lighted environment. THey provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. They also provide educational opportunities and...
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency. MREA offers an energy fa...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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Peak Students.Net
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Students involved in PEAK projects can learn how to save family money on energy bills, discover why saving energy is good for the environment, gain knowledge about solar power and other renewable energy sources and chat with other PEAK students in california,...
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Product Life Cycle Analysis
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Using a tennis shoe, students will have an opportunity to become aware that the products they buy have an impact on the environment beyond that of the disposal of the waste.
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Saving Energy
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Saving Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Saving Energy
Grade Level: Elementary
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on saving energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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SBIC
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC's mission is "to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide." This website and non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching and advocating for...
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Sustainable Transportation
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site - Workshops
Summary: NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) provides educational materials including curricular units, lesson plans, activity planners and a searchable resource catalong and more. They also host workshops on transportation and energy related educational...
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Watts on Schools, Bringing Solar Energy to the Communities we Serve
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Database - Experiment - List - Web site
Summary: Move backwards and forward at this site dedicated to Solar Energy and you can learn about what schools are doing, calculate wattage, download data, find appropriate activities and learn about the photovoltaic systems.
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Why is it so hot when I sit next to the window?
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for K-5, subjects are science, math, and language arts. Students will learn how to reflect heat energy, how glass can transmit energy and they will demonstrate how this information can be used at home and in the community as well as in...
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