These resources were assembled from educators who have been successful applying clean energy topics to STEM education. If you have discovered other good resources, please let us know.
Department of Energy Search Engine for K-12 Lesson Plans
Through this simple-to-use site, teachers can search by grade level and topic. Each lesson plan identifies the National Science and Education Standards that the lesson meets.
National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
A non-profit established by Congressional Resolution in 1980, NEED offers “Infobooks” (short textbook chapters) that marry energy topics with lesson/activity plans. The lessons are "aligned" with state standards. Teachers can order kits for demonstrations and interactive projects. In Massachusetts, the organization also holds local workshops sponsored by the the Cape Light Compact, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, National Grid, and Northeast Utilities (NSTAR and WMECO).
This website offers two types of lesson plans. The first, Energy Balance 101 lesson plans, are matched to National Education Standards in science and in other subjects. All other plans specify the general science concepts that the lesson helps to teach.
The Green Team offers materials such as: Climate Change Scorecard, Climate Change Backpack (a kit of supplies for climate change education), Light Bulb Efficiency Lesson, The Recycle Game (board game), and The Energy Savers (video for Grades 1-6).
Content provided by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources