• Training for the Future

    Don't be a Negative Nellie! The future isn't as bleak as some would have us believe; in fact, there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about our nation's energy future.

  • Bringing Energy to the USA Science and Engineering Festival


  • Understanding Solar

    NEED is pleased to feature a great piece about solar energy and PV from our friends at Modernize, an energy efficiency-focused home improvement group.

  • 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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    Bakersfield, CA

    8:00 AM to 3:30 PM -08:00                        

  • 19
    Austin, TX

    8:00 AM to 3:30 PM -06:00                        

  • 19
    Oklahoma City, OK

    8:00 AM to 3:30 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!