Groundhog Day is February 2nd. Learn the science behind the groundhog and his shadow in this fun holiday activity!

  • NEED Loves its PEEPs!

    Last week, NEED was happy to be back in Philly to help kick-off yet another awesome year of the PECO Energizing Education Program.

  • Designing for the Future

    The architects of today and tomorrow are planning to make existing and future buildings much more energy efficient while keeping the lights on.


    NEED's Busy Fall

  • Houston Teachers Feed Their Love for Energy Education

  • Teachers Are Energized About Efficiency and Conservation!

  • Educators


    Resources for the classroom

    Lesson plans, graphic and presentation resources, curriculum correlations, evaluation tools, information about professional development, and signature programs. 

  • Students


    Resources for students

    Science fair projects, energy games and activities, student leadership opportunities, scholarship information, energy information and resources.

  • Partners


    Resources for current and future partners

    Organization information, current programs, training offerings, partner list.

NEEDs Online Store

Anemometers and solar cells and light meters-- oh my! NEED's online store is open for business.

Upcoming Events

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    North Kingston, RI

    12:30 PM to 1:00 PM -05:00                        

  • 19
    Lisle, IL

    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM -06:00                        

  • 27
    Fort Worth, TX

    8:00 AM to 3:15 PM -06:00                        

  • 4
    Aurora, IL

    7:45 AM to 3:15 PM -06:00                        

  • Youth Awards

    Graphics Library

    Looking to use NEED graphics in your classroom? Check out our online graphics library. 

  • National Conference

    Local Workshops

    NEED is adding workshops every day.  Check out the calendar to see when we will be in your area and to register.

  • Energy Awareness Month

    Standards Correlations

    Teachers can find NEED’s correlations to state standards on the site as well as correlations to Common Core and plans for using NEED activities to teach the Next Generation Science Standards.

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    Check out the Catalog

    Find all of NEED’s resources in one spot using the NEED Resource Catalog and Planning Guide!