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Alliance to Save Energy Green Schools Project
DSIRE, Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Energy Star for Schools
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Renewable Energy Association
Illinois Solar Energy Association
Illinois Sustainable Education Project (ISTEP)
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IREC, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
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PEAK, Northern Illinois Energy Project
Schools Going Solar, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
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10 Easy Steps to Biodiesel
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Experiment - Manual/Handbook - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Using the FuelMeister system is one way to produce larger amounts of biodiesel fuel for small scale consumption.
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ABC's of Biofuels
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: This has been developed for high school and college level students studying biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel. Fact sheets cover biofuels for transportation, bioethanol feedstocks, bioethanol production, biodiesel feedstocks, biodiesel production, bio...
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Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Database - Web site
Summary: This school is the home of Oberlin College's Environmental Studies Program. The schools and campus embrace the ecological philosophy by serving as a living laboratory "for the emerging field of ecological design". They offer live data on their energy perform...
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Advanced Vehicles & Fuels Research
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Working in partnership with public and private organizations, we research, develop, and demonstrate innovative vehicle and fuel technologies that reduce the nation's dependence on imported oil, and improve our energy security and air quality. Our goal is to he...
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Alliance to Save Energy
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our world's energy supplies. Educator reso...
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Alternative Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction,
Author, Christine Peterson
ISBN 0516228048 1553375831
Various forms of alternative energy (wind, solar, hydo, geothermal and biofuels are explored.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been recomme...

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Alternative Fuels Biodiesel
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: This teacher guide has suggested activities with correlations to national science standards, fact sheets on soybeans, biodiesel, and each is assigned appropriate grade levels.
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American Coal Foundation, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Web site
Summary: The American Coal Foundation (ACF) was created in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) organization to develop, produce, and disseminate coal-related educational materials and programs designed for teachers and students. The ACF does not engage in lobbying. All corporate contr...
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American Wind Energy Association
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Experiment - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: AWEA advocates for the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world. They offer a valuable resource for obtaining facts on wind energy.
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Ask NSDL
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: The Virtual Reference Desk Presents Ask an Expert with opportunities to ask questions on many science topics as well as math, education, engineering, health, social studies and technology. They also offer a link for Earth Day Resources.
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Battery Lesson Plan
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Students will use their science, mathematics, history, economics, chemistry and language arts skills while participating in interactive experiments and activities. The activities demonstrate how batteries work and they explore different types of batteries, ex...
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Best of WonderScience (The), Over 200/400 Hands on Elementary Science Activities (Volumes I & 2)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsAmerican Institute of Physics,American Mathematical Society, American Chemical Society

ISBN0534590314

More than 400 hands-on activities for grades K-8 with descriptions, illustrations and t...

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Biodiesel - A Primer
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: THis publication serves as an introduction to home biodiesel production. It is a 14-page pdf.
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Biodiesel Basics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This provides factual information on biodiesel fuels,including what biodiesel is, how is it made, how it is distributed, and its benefits.
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Biodiesel Basics presentation
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This presentation is on Biodiesel Basics. Thirty-one slides provide a review of why the interest in biodiesel fuels (oil production) and how biodiesel fuels are made.
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BioDiesel Board
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Research - Web site
Summary: The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and devleopment in the Univet States. Front page links provide tax incentive information (updated regularly), biodiesel ba...
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Biodiesel Definitions
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Clear up some confusion over biodiesel definitions. From this site access fuel fact sheets and biodiesel specifications.
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Biodiesel Info Page-Biodiesel 101
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Included is Dr. Diesel's Invention, Biodiesel Benefits, Emissions, What's NOx?, Biodiesel and Cold Weather, Make Biodiesel, Biodiesel Articles and a Biodiesel Presentation.
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Biodiesel Multi-media
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A variety of press releases, promotional clips and reviews are offered through this website. Windows Media Player is required to view the clips.
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Biodiesel recipe
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: Nicely done, live links full explain the process of making biodiesel, complete with links to definitions of each aspect, picture and drawings that help illustrate concepts and steps.
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Biodiesel Research: A Bibliography and Finding Aid
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Database
Summary: Included in this bibliography are Web sites, student competitions, case studies, research centers, general background information, government information, periodicals and news sources, books, reports, audio-visual, and articles. This bibliography will be updat...
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Biodiesel Using Renewable Resources
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment examines ways to use renewable resources to replace nonrenewable starting materials and it examines characteristic properties of matter.
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Biodiesel: Transportation Fuels
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Includes a teachers guide with suggested activities, factsheets on soybeans and biodieselThese lessons are coorelated to natinal science standards.
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Biomass (Elementary/Middle School)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Biomass.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards
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Biomass (high school)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Biomass. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards
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Biomass (pre-K-K)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Biomass. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Biomass Lesson Plans on Alternative Fuels
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Select each of these links (table of contends, biomass lesson plans) for sources of innovative, hands-on approaches to learning designed to supplement and reinforce your students' preparedness for higher education goals. These lessons address alternative energ...
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Biomass Research
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Research - Web site
Summary: Biomass is plant matter such as trees, grasses, agricultural crops or other biological material. It can be used as a solid fuel, or converted into liquid or gaseous forms, for the production of electric power, heat, chemicals, or fuels. By integrating a variet...
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Building Types: Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: Links and a list of resources are provided for creating energy efficient schools. Included are case studies, available software, and design briefs. Each of these provide additional tools and resources for the purpose of desiging more efficient schools.
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Buy Green Power
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Included in this partnershp is the Guide to Purchasing Green Power. The Web site offers steps to green power purchasing, the types of green power products, considerations, purchasing scope, procurement methods and green power locators.
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Catching Sunshine
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Science Fair Projects
Summary: What is the Online Science-athon? The Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are eng...
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Change a Light, Change the World
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - School Projects - Science Fair Projects
Summary: Change just one light and see how a small step can make a big difference. This teacher's guide offers a student activity and a pledge to save energy.
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Chevron's Learning Center
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Petroleum Prospecting Primer provides an interactive learning experience and valuable tool for understanding part of the process for identifying petroleum reserves.Fact sheets on crude oil, refineries, and service stations are provided.
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CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools)
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: CHPS (the Collaborative for High Performance Schools) provides case studies, training, publications and resources. While CHPS focuses on California schools, their fact sheets and school planning kits are proven valuable for everyone exploring redesign or retr...
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Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action identifies and describes 16 clean energy policies and strategies that states have used to meet their clean energy objectives. It describes how states are successfully expanding the role of clean energy in the U.S. e...
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Clean My Ride
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: School buses trundling down suburban strees this fall may smell more like french fries than exhaust fumes. That's because an increasing number of school districts are running bus fleets on biodiesel, an environmentally friendly alternative fuel often made fro...
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Clean Sweep U.S.A.
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The Keep America Beautiful project has a site for upper elementary and middle school students on six topics related to waste management, composting, recycling and recovery, landfills, and how waste materials can be burned to generate electricity. Additional te...
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Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the National Park Service and with input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, developed a kit for use when talking with the public about how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and...
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Coal
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal Glossary
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: Non-technical glossary for coal related terms, from anthracite to Underground mining, is provided.
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Coco Locomotion
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will read a brief description about the use of coconuts from the Environmental Health Perspectives publication, April 2005. This article describes the use of coconuts in the production of biodiesel fuel. Students will then proceed to calculate the q...
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Collaborative Biodiesel Tutorial
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Included through this portal are links for biodiesel tutorials, sources for biodiesel equpment, forums and advanced topics that include filter and pretreating oil as well as a solar preheatand a recipe calculator.
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Comparative Air Emissions of Wind and Other Fuels
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Wind energy's most important environmental benefit is its lack of emissions of both air pollutants and greenhouse gases when compared with alternative methods of generating electricity. This fact sheet looks at carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxid...
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Conducting a Home Energy Audit
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students will recognize and record energy conservation design features in buildings, become aware of and use energy conservation vocabulary, and conduct a home energy audit.
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Converting Hydro Power to Electricity
Type: Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Interactive demonstration of the process for converting hydro power to electricity.
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Converting Solar Power to Electricity
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Interactive look at the process of converting solar power to electricity.
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Converting Wind Energy to Electricity
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Interactive demonstration of the process of converting wind energy to electricity.
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Danish Wind Industry
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) is a non-profit association who purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad. Their website offers technical information, a glossary, wind figures and facts and this is all provided in multiple languages (de...
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Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Research - Web site
Summary: The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. To access information, use the menu to the left or click on the maps...
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Decorative Holiday Lights
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday
Summary: C7, C9, Miniature and Icicle Lights are compared. Avoid feeling like Scrooge and explore the options for lighting and decorating. Let students do the math on the costs of lighting for their homes.
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Devoured by the Dark
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Nonfiction. On-line, 12-chapter energy adventure designed upper elementary and middle school.

Authors Berg, Patti; Garfield, Susanne, and Schlichting, Rob

THis online adventure is wonderfully designed for ease of use.

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Discover How Trees Produce and Conserve Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will design an energy wise community using trees and they will be introduced to landscaping for energy conservation.This is a 13-page pdf.
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Dr. E's Energy Lab
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Topics include winder, geothermal, solar, general renewable energy as well as alternative fuels. Select a topic from a cartoon-like first page for information. Alternative Fuels will link to Edugreen, Alternative Fuels Data Center Education Resources, and the...
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Earth Easy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Ideas for environmentally sustainable linving includes resources for living, growing, eating, play, clothing and giving. They have a large collection of book recommendations that support sustainable living. My attention was originally drawn through articles on...
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Eco-fun: Great projects, experiments and games for a greener earth
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsSuzuki, David and Kathy Vanderlinden

ISBN1-55054-823-9

A table of contents, index and glossary make this 125-page book easy to use. Categories include air, water, soil, energy and fauna and...

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Electric Avenue
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: First Energy's energy educaiton program offers math, science and free supplemental resources. Their online materials explore energy, efficiency, safety, conservation, sources, along with a brief history of energy. A glossary is included
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Electricity (Elementary/Middle School)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Electricity (Middle School/High School)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A grade appropriate fact sheet on electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Electricity (Pre-K - K)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on electricity.
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Energy Audit
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: As a class project students will learn how to conduct an eenrgy audit. They will state the problem, research and hypothesize or predict, gater data, make a conclusion, take action and make an assessment. In this lesson they will investigate human energy consum...
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Energy Audit: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - School Projects
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Energy Class
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Antioch Community High School (Illinois) is making its own electricity, heating its own water and even selling electricity to a local utility. They are tapping into a nearby landfill.
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Energy Design Guildelines for High Performance Schools, Cool and Dry Climates
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This document presents recommended design elements in 10 sections each representing a key interrelated component of high performance school design. To effectively integrate energy-saving strategies, t hese options must be evaluated together from a whole-build...
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Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Bibliography
Summary: Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade is published by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to provide students, educators, and other information users a list of generally...
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Energy Efficiency World
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: The Energy Efficiency World website is designed to educate 8- to 12-year-old students about energy, motivate them to make energy-saving behavioral changes, and encourage their families to do the same. The site is geared for a range of interests and reading l...
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Energy Glossary
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary is designed for grades 3-8, students new to energy, and includes terms applicable to a wide range of energy types and applications. Topics range from alternating current and appliances to weatherstripping and wind energy
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Energy Glossary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Glossary
Summary: Six energy terms are identified: fuel cell, geothermal heating, non-renewable energy, photo-voltaic cell, renewable energy and solar panel.
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Energy Hog
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Saving Energy is not only easy, it saves money, promotes a healthy lifestyle and protects natural resources for future generations. The Energy Hog provides a scavenger hunt as a take home assignment, an interactive learning experience, training games, handbook...
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Energy Information Glossary
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: An advanced glossary for energy definitions.
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Energy Information Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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Energy Kid's Page
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Energy sections, puzzles, quizzes, games,Energy Ant field trips, activities, energy facts, historical time lines (on energy) and more combine to provide a valuable classroom resource.
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Energy Kid's Page Glossary
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: Glossary from Activation Energy and Air-Conditioning through Wood Energy and Yellowcake.
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Energy Library Books on Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment - School Projects
Summary: Twenty-three books are recommended in this list from Energy Quest. Thse are books that provide lessons, experiments and project suggestions to enhance energy education in the classroom.
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Energy Savers Glossary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary provides non-technical definitions for energy-related terms.
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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Energy Saving Activities for Schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: List
Summary: A list of potential activities for middle school students for saving energy in schools.
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Energy Savings Activity Lighting
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will usa a light meter to measure the amount of light in their classroom and compare the energy use of a compact fluorescent bulb to an incandenscent bulb.
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Energy Science in the Home: Hands-on Activities for the Middle Grade
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Energy Science in the Home: Hands-on Activities for the Middle Grades curricula is a 5-6 week, inquiry-based program that helps students explore the dynamics of home energy use through investigations that integrate math, science and economics. All activities...
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Energy Smarts Team Training Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Energy Smarts Team members are energy conscious students students who want to save energy at school AND at home. Students in a classroom and their teacher have formed an energy team, selected students to monitor their building eacy day, at recess, lunch o...
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Energy Sources
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on energy sources.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Energy Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program(EPA and DOE) helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR provides tools and guidelines for energy management appropriate for school administrators; it pro...
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Energy Story
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: The Energy Story provides energy information on electricity (all types), fossil fuels, biomass, geothermal, hydro, nuclear, ocean, solar, wind, renewable vs nonrenewable, hydrogen and more. This is a 20 chapter introduction to energy appropriate for middle sc...
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EnergySmart Schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: EnergySmart Schools (ESS) is an integral and active part of the Rebuild America program that is committed to building a nation of schools that are smart about every aspect of energy. This includes school bus transportation and energy efficient solutions, teach...
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Environmental Benefits Calculator
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: With the generous assistance of the U.S. EPA and ICF Consulting, NRC recently expanded the power of the Environmental Benefits Calculator. You can now use the NRC calculator to compute environmental benefits from recycling carpets, personal computers, clay bri...
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Facts about Wind Energy and Noise
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Facts about wind turbines, noise issues, definitions, and comparisions of sound to other sound generators and indicative noise levels dB.
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Facts of Light, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Summary: Grade appropriate resource on light bulbs.
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Fast Facts about Waste Reduction
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Great links and documents as well as facts in 20 different categories.
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Fleet Applications & Niche Markets
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleets and Niche Markets for School Buses, School Bus Toolkit (to help introduce alternative fuel vehicles to the school bus niche market)and a list of case studies and success stories from school districts around the country and publi...
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Focus on Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: Find energy efficiency answers for where you live or work, about product and services providers or tell your energy saving success story.
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Following the Sun to Greener Buildings
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "Students read the articles Growing Green Communities and identify green building techniques that have environmental and health...
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Fossil Fuels to Products
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector with background information and hands-on activities.
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From Biomass to Biofuels
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A colorful six-page PDF on biofuels and current research.
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Fuel Cells: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Georgina Blach Intermediate School
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Case Study
Summary: Gelfand RNP Architects and the Los Altos School District designed an intermediate school that exceeds Title 24 requirements by at least 15%. It features School exceeds Title 24 requirements by at least 15%; resource efficient materials; adaptive reuse of exist...
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Geothermal
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate factsheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards
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Geothermal
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Geothermal Education
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: This site is designed to inform multiple levels of knowledge and experience on Geothermal Education. They offer introductory and advancecd geothermal facts informail, a glossary, slide show (a lot of slides), worldwide data and map, classroom and public inform...
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Geothermal Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate factsheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Geothermal Technologies Program
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: The Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Energy Program focuses in three areas: energy systems research and testing (working to enhance conversion of geothermal energy into heat and electricity) led by NREL; drilling technologies research (for both hardware...
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GIS Index of Maps
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: ESRI's GIS has developed maps for various resources and for specific projects. Maps include interactive maps and renewable energy atlas of the west for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind; solar maps and maps of federal energy management programs.
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Glossary of Energy Terms
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary of non-technical energy terms provides definitions for A - X and it offers links to other glossaries, Electric Power Industry Glossary and Glossarist.com's Listing of Various Energy Glossaries and Dictionaries. These will provide a source for mor...
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Glossary of Related Solar Power Terms
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Technical terms are defined for solar power.
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Green Schools Energy Project: Step-by-Step Manual
Grade Level: High School
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: This manual is designed for use by high school students. It is a 30-page pdf designed to engage students in a process of research about energy use within their schools. It provides step-by-step guidlines for implementing energy savings projects.
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Greenhouse Effect
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Greenhouse Effect.
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Greening School Lesson Plan Format (PDF)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Lesson plans are beginning to appear in the Greening School's Resource list for teachers. Formal lessons will use this format. If you have lessons to submit that meet the greening principles, if they address chemistry, biology, geology, other sciences or art...
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Growing Energy: How Biofuels Can Help End America's Oil Dependence
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 96-page publication/report is available as a PDF. This report offers a plan for realizing security, economic and environmental benefits of biofuels. It is based upon two years of cutting edge analysis by a diverse group of experts who have worked togeth...
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Guided Tour on Wind energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Each of the thirteen chapters contains mini-guided tours on wind energy topcis. Although a Danish production, the tour is available in dansk, deustsch, english, espanol and francais. This website offers much more than
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Hamster-Powered Night Light with Custom Low-RPM Alternator
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Experiment
Summary: First glance indicates this is a joke, but actually it comes as an inspiration from an 8th grade classroom
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Healthy SEAT
Grade Level: High School
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Here Comes the Energy Patrol: A Step by Step Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Classroom Lessons - School Projects
Summary: Students monitor classrooms through energy patrols. Lighting is a good target for any school energy program because of the potential for energy savings. This provides information for lessons or ideas for a school project. This 10-page pdf describes the Devar...
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Higher Energy Costs Need Not Dim Your Holiday Cheer
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The Alliance to Save Energy offers fun yet practical tips for an energy-efficient holiday season.
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History of Electricity
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on the history of electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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History of Electricity
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on the History of Electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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History of Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on the history of energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Home Energy Audit
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: A simple energy audit for home, but could be modified for schools. Students will identify the major construction, maintenance and design features that make a building energy efficient and will be able to explain energy saving steps to a homeowner.
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Home Energy Audits
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes, and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. An audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of mo...
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Home Energy Saver: The first web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: This is a relatively user friendly process for conducting an energy audit. Begin with your zip code. Explore the drop down menus.
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Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Lessons

Author, Alan Gould, GEMS

ISBN 0912511249

Students can learn about heat and actually build model homes and hot water heaters to apply concepts and test understanding.

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How Big is Your Footprint
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will increase their awareness of the impact of their choices on the earth's resources.
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How Many Minerals and Metals Does it Take to Make a Light Bulb
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This "fact sheet" demonstrates the resources that go into creating something as simple as a lightbulb.It is accompanied by lessons.
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How much energy is consumed by outdoor display lighting.
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Holiday - School Projects
Summary: What are the costs for outdoor lighting? This could be combined with lessons on energy efficiency and math.
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How to make biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Description of the "simple" process of making biodiesel fuel.
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Hydropower
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Hydropower. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards at http://www.need.org/guides.htm
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Hydropower
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Hydropower. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards at http://www.need.org/guides.htm
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IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: IESNA us a technical authority on illumination. IESNA is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of the lighted environment. THey provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. They also provide educational opportunities and...
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Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Type: Web site
Summary: The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation invests in clean energy development and land preservation efforts, working with communities and citizens to improve environmental quality in Illinois. The Foundation supports programs and projects that will improv...
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Illinois Renewable Energy Association
Type: Web site
Summary: The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) supports sustainable energy development and provides hands-on opportunities for the Illinois public to learn about the benefits, potentials and uses of renewable energy and energy-efficiency for our homes, busin...
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Learn about solar events in Illinois, access solar fact sheets (specific to Illinois)and ISEA newsletters.
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was founded in 1975 and chartered by the State of Illinois in 1979. Our goal is to provide energy education and promote the application of solar and renewable energy technologies. ISEA is the Illinois chapter of t...
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Learn about solar events in Illinois, access solar fact sheets (specific to Illinois)and ISEA newsletters.
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Illinois Wind
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Located at Western Illinois University, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs promotes improvement of the quality of life in rural areas by developing public-private partnerships with local agencies concerning small business development and community develo...
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Illinois Wind Resource Map
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Wind resource map for the state with a wind power classification chart.
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Introduction to Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Introduction to Energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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ISTEP Newsletter Survey
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Tell ISTEP Staff What You Need, They’re Listening!

Take 10-15 minutes. Be one of the first 100 respondents to complete the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Sustainable Education Project (ISTEP) Survey and receive...

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Journey to Forever
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Journey to Forever is a pioneering expedition by a small mobile NGO involved in environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and travelling 40,000 km through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. Available in Spanish,...
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KEEP (Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: The mission of KEEP is to initiate and facilitate the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of energy education programs within Wisconsin schools. KEEP offers resources for high school, elementary education, field trip suggestions, teachin...
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Kid Wind Project
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Educational materials, teacher workshops, wind data, and lessons are components of this web site, as well as a wind energy challenge design contest for classrooms.
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Kids 4 Hydrogen
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Kids 4 Hydrogen will educate students and adults about why hydrogen should become America’s energy choice of the future. By providing current news clips on our website (www.kids4hydrogen.com) and providing demonstrations and seminars nationwide, Kids 4 Hydroge...
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Las Vegas Serves up Biodiesel for local Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: In a pilot program the Las Vegas school district began running its schools buses with biodiesel fuels. The fuelstock for the biodiesel did not come from soy beans but rather grease from the casinos.
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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Life Cycle of Everyday Stuff (The)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, classroom activities

AuthorsMike Reeske, Shirley Ireton

ISBN0873551877

Seven units allow teachers opportunities to creatively transform common items such as aphone, into a study of energy flow and scarce resources. Stude...

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Lifecycle Summary of Biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The lifecycle summary of biodeiesel, comparative findings for a comprehensive "cradle to grave" inventory of materials used.
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Lockport Township High School Becomes an Energy Star School
Grade Level: High School
Type: Case Study
Summary: In October, 1999, Lockport Township High School decided to control energy costs and made a moccitment to achieving a successful energy conservation plan. They began by performing an energy audit through their school. Over the past four-plus uears they have ma...
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Make Your Own Biodiesel
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Too many to list, however the Online Biofuels Library offered at this site appears comprehensive. They provide links to international efforts on biodiesel research and projects.
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Make Your Own Biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Learn how to make biodisel, learn how to titrate, mix and conduct various steps through the process. Available in Spanish and Japanese.
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Make Your Own Biodiesel
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Too many to list, however the Online Biofuels Library offered at this site appears comprehensive. They provide links to international efforts on biodiesel research and projects.
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Making Biodiesel
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A graphic diagram visually explains the process of making biodiesel. The link, "convert diesels" provides additional information that can help close the loop of understanding the process.
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Methanol
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: Nicely done, with live links tht fully explain methanol, complete with links to definitions of each aspect, picture and drawings that help illustrate concepts and steps.
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Midddle School Home Energy Audit
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet
Summary: Resources for learning how to conduct a home energy audit, with information for teachers and students on energy, work, power, energy production, energy efficiency and lessons.
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency. MREA offers an energy fa...
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Million Solar Roofs Initiative
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: The Million Solar Roofs Initiative is a unique public-private partnership, aimed at overcoming barriers to market entry for selected solar technologies. The goal of the Initiative is practical and market-driven: to facilitate the sale and installation of one m...
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Missouri Schools Going Solar Celebrates First Installation
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study
Summary: Parkway Northeast Middle School became the first of 15 Missouri schools to receive an interconnected, one-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array, thanks to Missouri Schools Going Solar (MSGS), a solar energy education project created by the Missouri Department of Na...
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MSDS, Biodiesel Equipment, and Processors
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for biodiesel, glycerol, methanol, ethanol, sodium hudroxide, potassium hudroxide, sulfuric acid and phenolphthalein are available as well as some other helpful biodiesel fact sheets and information.
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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National Wind Technology Center
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The National Wind Technology Center, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members...
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Need to Conserve Energy (The)
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment will compare the environmental costs of heating and measure reaction time and discuss the relationship to the reaction rate.
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Newport Coast Elementary School, Newport Beach, Showcase Project for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Case Study
Summary: The newest school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has adopted design concepts for energy efficiency and sustainability while serving as an educational vehicle for incorporation of energy-conservation features into designs. The design team, working...
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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is one of the nation’s leading regional education and advocacy associations that aims to accelerate the deployment and use of renewable energy, green buildings, and energy efficiency. NESEA produces major ev...
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Peak Students.Net
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Students involved in PEAK projects can learn how to save family money on energy bills, discover why saving energy is good for the environment, gain knowledge about solar power and other renewable energy sources and chat with other PEAK students in california,...
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Product Life Cycle Analysis
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Using a tennis shoe, students will have an opportunity to become aware that the products they buy have an impact on the environment beyond that of the disposal of the waste.
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Project Yellow Bus
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Project Yellow Bus seeks to educate the private and public sector abut renewable energy. It provides a five-week lesson plan that includes grade specific plans for K-5 teachers, focusing on biodiesel and other renewable energy resources. It primarily seeks t...
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Recycle-Content Product Directory
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This content product directory lists thousands of recycled products and provides information on the companies that reprocess, manufacture and/or distribute these products. From the home page you can conduct a product search, business/company search, product t...
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Recycling Lesson Plans/Recycling Thematic Units/Recycling Activities
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Lessons, printouts, clip art, crafts, books, and internet resources are all recommended at this site. Activities range from K-12, they include science, math, social studies and reading. The site has a commercial source for publications as well as a providing...
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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Renewable energy lessons for elementary, middle school and high school explore a variety of renewable energy forms using lessons and associated fact sheets. These are available online or they can be ordered at a web site provided (see Get Stuff). These lesson...
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Saving Energy
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Saving Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Saving Energy
Grade Level: Elementary
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on saving energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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SBIC
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC's mission is "to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide." This website and non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching and advocating for...
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School Building Case Studies
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: This list of schools features schools across the country who installed geoexchange systems, and each case study provides features and savings realized by the school.
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School Building Energy Survey
Type: Checklist
Summary: Two-page PDF that provides an observational assessment of energy use in a school.
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School Power Naturally In the Classroom
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: School Power Naturally offers solar energy curricular materials for students in grades 5 - 12. Developed for New York State, these are applicable to classroom everywhere. As of early 2006 there were 45 lessons, divided into Level II and Level III. They also...
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Schools Going Solar
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This is a guide to schools going solar, as well as solar power solutions and basics, pv installations and data, and other solar links. A video clip on solar power is provided, suggestions for financing solar schools, and creating better schools. You can obta...
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Schools Going Solar
Grade Level: Elementary - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This is a list of articles, case studies and additional reports on schools that are going solar, contests, and grants.
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Schools in Illinois Going Solar
Type: Case Study
Summary: This list provides a look at schools in the Chicago area and beyond the Chicago area that have selected to use solar energy in one way or another.
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Solar
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Solar Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar box cookers
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Modern city dwellers are privileged: most people do not even have a switch to flip. Rice was cooked by the sun in a brown teapot, before we had a black cooking pot. It worked. Half the inhabitants of Earth cook over woodfires -- 45% of the world's wood is used...
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Solar Cars: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Solar Cooking Archive
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Plans for making three different solar cookers (box-style, panel and parabolic) are provided. Documents inclucdes general information, newsletters, retained-heat cooking, and food drying. Photos on various cookers and designs, a slide show and solar cooking...
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Solar Electric Power Association
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a guide to schools enjoying the benefits of solar energy. It offers an introduction to solar energy in US Schools, photovoltaics, passive solar and solar thermal, creating better schools and performance contracting. Additionally the site offers a list...
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Solar Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar Energy International: Energy for a Sustainable Future
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: SEI provides a broad range of workshops in solar electricity, home design and natural house building, wind power, renewable fuels and more. They provide programs for youth camps, schools and design and equipment training.
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Solar Matters I
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This unit provides an introduction to solar energy, the importance of it in our lives and its impact on the future of energy devleopment. Included is a solar bead activity, cooking tips, and solar cell simulation (and much more). Designed for grades K-2.
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Solar Research
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Solar Research information, high-performance photovoltaics, current technology for industry and home.
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Solar Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: This website allows students to participate in SolarQuest with other students from around the world who are taking the lead in using solar energy and cleaan energy resources. Schools can enroll and participate with others by sharing data.
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Soybean Methyl Ester Formula and Molecular Weight
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Average molecular weight of soybean oil methyl esters fo reach of the component esters.
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Spirit Lake Community Schools Wind Energy and Related Links
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This web site offers software links and wind energy links as well as links to Spirit Lake Elementary School's wind energy curriculum materials.
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Student Glossary (Energy Terms)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: A glossary of energy terms used in biofuels is provided for students with a link for a greater technical glossary for researchers.
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Sustainable Development Project, Cochrane High School, Alberta, Canada
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Experiment - School Projects - Web site
Summary: In June 2000, two Cochrane High School science teachers decided to create a real-life example of sustainable development as a learning tool for their students. Their plan was to install solar panels and a wind turbine on the roof of the school. They gathered a...
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Sustainable Transportation
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site - Workshops
Summary: NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) provides educational materials including curricular units, lesson plans, activity planners and a searchable resource catalong and more. They also host workshops on transportation and energy related educational...
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Teacher Resources, Florad Solar Energy Center
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Links to solar resources, activities, and solar matters lessons can be accessed from this portal. For more technical information on solar energy, return to the Home Page. Included is a virtual tour of their new energy center.
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Teaching Green The Middle Years
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Lessons

EditorsGrant, Tim and Littlejohn, Gail.

ISBN0-86571-501-7

AbstractThis book of lessons is a compilation of the "best of Green Teacher" contributions from teachers who are working with middle school students and who are help...

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Texas Solar Coloring Book
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, activity, coloring book

AuthorPearson, Judy

This coloring book is a fun way to introduce young students to solar energy.

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Thirteen Ed Online (What's Up in the Environment)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This website is made available in part by a PBS affiliate, WNET in New York. Categories include water, land, air, energy and each category has web site resources, print material and "on-air" resources. They offer careeer information, hot topics, class project...
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Transparent Energy Graphics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Approximately 60 different graphics are offered for teacher use that helps to visually describe processes associated with energy topics.
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Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students learn about conventional and alternative transportation fuels and participate in several activities to learn and teach others. Designed for grades 7-12 with modification for middle school. This is a teacher guide with introudctions to petroleum, gasol...
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Transportation, What Car WIll You Drive?
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Upper elementary students are introduced to traditional and alternative transportation fuels. This is a teacher guide that introduces petroleum, gasoline, diesel, hybrid electricity, ethanol, propane, CNG (compressed natural gas), biodiesel, electricity, metha...
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Urban Options
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Founded in 1978, Urban Options is a non-profit community agency which provides energy and environmental information and services. Urban Options seeks to improve the environmental quality of our Urban Spaces. We fulfill this mission through educational programs...
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UV Bead Magic (Solar Beads)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Using ultraviolet detecting beads, students will be able to explain how the amount of UV radiation varies in differing conditions of sun and shade and they will be able to explain the importance of using sunscreen. (A source for solar energy beads is www.teac...
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Water Cycle, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A grade appropriate fact sheet on hydropower.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Watt Does It Cost to Use It?
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will become familiar with how electrical usage is counted and prices and they will evaluate representative household and school electricial items.
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Watt Watchers of Texas
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - School Projects
Summary: Watt Watchers of Texas is a FREE energy conservation program for Texas schools sponsored by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office/ Comptroller of Public Accounts and the Department of Energy. The program is designed for K-12 classrooms, and it is so simpl...
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Watts on Schools, Bringing Solar Energy to the Communities we Serve
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Database - Experiment - List - Web site
Summary: Move backwards and forward at this site dedicated to Solar Energy and you can learn about what schools are doing, calculate wattage, download data, find appropriate activities and learn about the photovoltaic systems.
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What Can I Do? An Alphabet for Living
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Lisa Harrow

ISBN 1-931498-66-0

What Can I Do? An Alphabet for Living is a directory for the who's doing what in sustainability education and action around the country. This is a simple guide for learning what in...

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What is Biomass
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate information on Biomass. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Electricity?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Energy?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Geothermal?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Hydropower?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on hydropower.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Solar Energy?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Wind?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Why is it so hot when I sit next to the window?
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for K-5, subjects are science, math, and language arts. Students will learn how to reflect heat energy, how glass can transmit energy and they will demonstrate how this information can be used at home and in the community as well as in...
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Willie Nelson's Biodiesel
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Willie Nelson offer a portal to biotechnology, products, services and more as it grows. Included is a lengthy list of news and articles of interest.
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Wind
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on wind energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This atlas contains four chapters (Introduction, National WInd Resources, Regional Summaries, and References) and four appendices (Synthesis of Regional Assessments, Winder Energy Resource System, Annual and Seasonal Mean Wind Speed and Power Summaries, and Ev...
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Wind Energy Teacher's Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: While visibly not aligned to any state or national standards, this teacher's guide offers some background information on energy created by wind power, and some suggested activities appropriate for grades K-1, 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Additionally a list of resource...
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Wind Energy Topics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Wind Energy Topics provides links to wind organizations and resources and lists that offer more information on wind energy technologiges, wind turbine use, research, wind resources, wind and the enviornment and economics.
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Wind Energy: An Untapped Resource
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This offers an updated list of the top 20 states for wind energy production as measured by annual energy potential in the billions of kWhs, factoring in environmental and land use exclusions for wind class.
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Wind Farm
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will learn about considerations for constructing a successful wind farm, such as local conditions and turbine placement, and then design an efficient and environmentally-friendly facility.
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Wind Power Myths vs. Facts
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: As wind power generates more electricity in the U.S. and moves into new areas of the country, more people are introduced to wind turbines in their communities. Wind power is still a relatively new technology and there are a number of myths, some based on old...
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Wind Power Today
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This is a fact sheet on Wind Power, applications and how it creates energy.
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Wind Powering America
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Wind Powering America is a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. This initiative will establish new sources of income for American farmers, Native Americans, and other rural landowners and meet the growing demand for...
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Wind With Miller
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Comprehensive site for grades 6-9 students that covers all aspects of wind energy with activities that includes using a wind turbine simulator, making a wind sock, building a small wind turbine, learning how a generator works, making a lattice tower, studying...
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Yokayo Biofuels Glossary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is a slightly technical glossary on biofuels with resource links.
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Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES)
Grade Level: High School
Type: School Projects - Web site
Summary: YES! is a non-profit organization that connects, inspires and empowers young changemakers to join forces for a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life for all. Founded in 1990 by 16-year-old Ocean Robbins and 19-year-old Ryan Eliason, at a time when Nancy...
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