• Energy in the Summer!

    Summer is approaching and soon people will be gassing up the grill for cookouts! Learn about what fuels your bbq and try our solar oven activity using the sun's rays.

  • Teaching Astronomy

    In this installment of the Library of Congress blog series we are featuring the list entitled, “Teaching Astronomy.” Check out these great titles all about the night sky!

  • Youth Energy Conference and Awards

    The big weekend is almost here! Have you registered yet?

  • Come Join Us!

    Come attend an energy workshop! New workshops are being added all the time. Check out our calendar to find one near you.

  • 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.

The NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards

New in 2017, the 37th Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards is expanding to give students and teachers more opportunities to learn about energy and to explore energy in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The annual June conference will have students from across the country working in groups on an Energy Challenge designed to stretch their minds and energy knowledge. Want to stretch your mind even more? A limited number of spaces are available for a special two-day, pre-conference event which will allow students access to additional hands-on energy sessions, time to discuss energy with their peers, and access to industry professionals to learn about energy careers.  

Find Out More!

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!