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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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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Facts of Light, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Summary: Grade appropriate resource on light bulbs.
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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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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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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.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turning on the Juice
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: How does the "juice get to the plug" is the question and the answers come through activities. course guides, teacher's manuals and parent information. This is everything and anything a teacher might need to know for teaching about electricity. Animated power...
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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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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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