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Download the document Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental
Concepts for Energy Education, which identifies seven Essential Principles and a
set of Fundamental Concepts to support each principle.
CLEAN (Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network) provides a reviewed collection of educational resources to build students' understanding of the core ideas in climate and energy science. These resources are searchable and have recently been aligned with the Energy Literacy Principles.
Find free federal science agencies' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education content at ScienceEducation.gov.
Find training opportunities, professional development programs, and other events for educators on the NEED Project calendar.
Find information on the basics of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that both you and your students can use at Energy Basics.
Check out Energy Kids - a website aimed at K-12 students and teachers with games, activities and more. Energy Explained uses plain language and clear graphics to provide a nonpartisan guide to the entire range of energy topics. Both of these websites are hosted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The U.S. Department of Education
Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs,
feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster
wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and
Find fun and introductory learning videos on energy efficiency and renewable energy at Energy 101. These videos provide a quick overview to different technologies and topics, including solar, wind, vehicles, biofuels and much more. Check out these videos through YouTube.