Energy Education...

A Toolkit for Teachers and Parents

From U.S. Department of Energy Science and Innovation

For kids of all ages, there is always something new to learn about science and technology. The U.S. Energy Department supports science education through educational online content, resources for parents and teachers, internships and student partnership programs, and national events like  Solar Decathlonoutside link and the  National Science Bowloutside link. Check out some of these energy-centric educational materials from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Women in STEM Coloring Bookoutside link. Download and print the latest coloring book and learn about some of history's inspiring women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
  • Teach and Learnoutside link. Find energy-related lessons, activities, and other resources for students and teachers. 
  • Energy Literacyoutside link. Energy literacy is an understanding of the nature and role of energy in the universe and in our lives. Energy literacy is also the ability to apply this understanding to answer questions and solve problems. Learn these essential principles and fundamental concepts for energy education.
  • Joules of Wisdomoutside link. Explore the world of energy through our blog series, Joules of Wisdom: Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy.
  • Energy 101 Videosoutside link. These short, dynamic, and informative videos explain the basics about how energy technologies work. 
  • STEM Spark Newsletteroutside link. The STEM Spark Energy Education newsletter serves as a one-stop shop for the latest education programs partnered with timely updates about technology innovation supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Competitionsoutside link. Energy competitions can be a fun way to apply your understanding of science. Whether you're a seventh-grader interested in testing your understanding of energy, or a college engineering student who wants to design a wind turbine, you can find a wide range of energy-related contests for all ages.