• You Can Help!

    Help NEED and our partners bring energy back to classrooms affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

  • Energy Carnival

    Now updated for 2017! Introduce energy to your classroom or community with fun energy-related games!

  • Thar She Blows!

    Wind guides have been updated for 2017! Learn about wind formation, the history of wind use, and how wind is used to generate electricity.

  • Bob Thompson Award

    Each year, NEED awards The Bob Thompson Excellence in Energy Education Award to a teacher that represents NEED's mission. 2018 Applications are now open!

  • 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.

Youth Energy Conference & Awards

We were so happy to see everyone at the 37th Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards! Check out the slideshow and see all the fun we had over the weekend!

Upcoming Events

  • 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!