Here you'll find resources for science projects and activities-for science fairs, class or home-to help students in grades K-12 learn about energy, particularly energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Famous gothic horror characters present educational activities relating to different forms of energy, as well as energy conservation, for grades K-12. (Developed by the Miami Museum of Science)
For grades 4-8, an activity to construct a solar collector, determining how to maximize the amount of sunshine it collects. (Developed by Online Science-athon)
Science projects and energy activities for grades K-12. (Developed by the California Energy Commission.)
Features posters and activities to help students learn about alternative fuels, including alternative fuel vehicles. (Developed by the National Energy Foundation)
Provides information on the procedure and materials needed to build a solar oven. Adaptable for all grade levels. (Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Features hands-on science projects and lesson plans to help kids learn about wind.
An online renewable energy project kit-featuring plans for building a wind turbine, a biogas generator, and more-for grades 7-12. (Developed by the Pembina Institute, Canada)
Features several energy-related science fair projects for grades K-9. Also see its Energy Fair publication (PDF 288 KB) about how to plan a science fair project. (Developed by the National Energy Education Development Project) Download Adobe Reader.
Features wind activities and projects, including instructions for building a small wind turbine and making a wind sock. (Developed by the Danish Wind Industry Association)
A coloring book that teaches younger elementary students about the use and benefits of geothermal heat pumps. Print copies can be ordered by calling 1-800-626-GSHP. (Developed by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association)
A math activity that teaches students about wind, including wind energy.
An online tutorial, including activities, that teaches middle school students about energy transfer: radiation, convection, and conduction. (Developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Demonstrates visually Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis of water, producing hydrogen and oxygen. (Developed by the National Fuel Cell Education Program)
Plans for high school students or adults for building a variety of solar cookers. (Developed by Solar Cookers International)