U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office – Education

Classroom Materials for Grades 5-12

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Below are resources to help teachers introduce students to the new and exciting world of hydrogen and fuel cells. While these technologies are complex, the principles behind them can be understood by middle school and high school science students. In fact, hydrogen and fuel cell concepts can be used to complement science lessons already taught in the classroom. Resources include—

Lesson Plans and Materials

Lesson plans and materials are available for middle school and high school science classes. Materials that must be purchased are indicated with $$.

H2 Educate! Teacher and Student Guides - These new guides were developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project's Teacher Advisory Board for the DOE Hydrogen Program. Sentech, Inc., the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Fuel Cell Store provided support and technical assistance. For more information about NEED, visit http://www.need.org/. For a free hard copy of the H2 Educate! materials, please call NEED at 800-875-5029.

Laboratory Experiments and Demonstration Kits

Hydrogen and fuel cell laboratory experiments and demonstration kits suitable for the classroom can be purchased from the following online sources:

Videos

Videos about hydrogen, fuel cells, and related topics can be purchased from the following sources: