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Hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities that introduce primary and elementary students to the formation of coal, the coal mining process, reclamation of lands, and the uses of coal.
Current Energy Affair (e-publication)
This activity is modeled after a television news broadcast, with student-correspondents reporting on seven major areas of electric power generation.
Energy Expo and Exhibit Question Sheets (e-publication)
Students work in groups to develop hands-on exhibits and make presentations to teach others. Expos focus on energy sources, transportation fuels, and energy conservation with directions included in this guide.
Energy Live (e-publication)
Student rock bands write songs and sing about energy sources, electricity, and conservation and efficiency in this entertaining activity. Audiences learn more from these energy rock stars as they tell their stories to interviewers out to get the latest energy scoops. Teacher and student instructions are included, along with sample songs and interviews.
Energy on Stage (e-publication)
This resource includes plays and poems on energy sources and energy conservation, with individual teacher guides that have expanded vocabulary and extensions.
Energy Stories and More (e-publication) Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)
This guide contains a series of stories and hands-on activities that can be used to introduce basic energy concepts and the major energy sources to primary and elementary students.
NEED Songbook (e-publication)
Reinforce energy concepts and sing along to NEED’s favorite songs including the NEED Clap, E-N-E-R-G-Y, and What Do You Do With An Energy Waster? Videos of NEED Songs
Transportration Fuels Rock Performances (e-publication)
Student rock bands write songs and sing about transportation fuels in this entertaining activity. Audiences learn more from these energy rock stars as they tell their stories to interviewers out to get the latest scoops. Teacher and student instructions are included, along with sample songs and interviews.
Yesterday in Energy (e-publication)
This activity allows students to travel back in time without leaving the classroom. Students conduct interviews and do research to learn about an create exhibits depicting energy use in the good old days.
Additional ResourcesEnergy Origami
Learn some energy facts while making energy source origami.