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Illinois Renewable Energy Association
IREC, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Schools Going Solar, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)


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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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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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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.

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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: 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 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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