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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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
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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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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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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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.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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