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Energy Sources

Topic: Energy Sources

Primary Energy Infobook    (e-publication)
Elementary Energy Infobook   (e-publication)
Intermediate Energy Infobook   (e-publication)
Secondary Energy Infobook  (e-publication)

Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate  change,  and  other  energy  information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually.

   Energy EfficiencyClimate Change
 

  



Elementary Energy Infobook Activities  (e-publication)

These guides are companion activities to the Energy Infobooks. They are available on four reading levels that correspond to the infobooks and include Teacher Guides and answer keys for general energy information, energy sources, electricity, and conservation.


 



Energy Analysis (e-publication)

This activity emphasizes research and analysis of information in graph format to discern energy trends. Using the Energy Information Administration’s Energy Perspectives and a Teacher Guide with additional graphs. Students analyze energy trends based on historical and societal events.  Energy Flows Powerpoint

Technology
 



Energy and Our Rivers  (e-publication)

This module examines how energy sources are transported along the nation’s rivers. Hands-on science and social studies activities encourage students to think about the importance of rivers as modes of transportation.

Technology

 



Energy Around the World  (e-publication)

This guide includes maps and energy information for countries around the world. Student groups research assigned countries and make presentations to the class that compare United States energy use to energy use around the globe.



 



Energy Carnival  (e-publication)

NEED’s popular carnival games are an excellent way to encourage  students  and  adults  to  think  about  energy. The Energy Carnival contains complete instructions and reproducible masters for ten carnival games. The Carnival is ideal for elementary or middle school students and makes an excellent activity for an energy fair or Earth Day celebration.


  



Energy Enigma (e-publication)

Students put on their detective hats and research clues to uncover energy facts in Energy Enigma. Teams use reading, brainstorming, and organizational skills to hide the identity of their energy source while trying to guess which energy sources the other teams represent. Teacher instructions and masters are included. Browser based HTML Version (zipped file)  -  Instructions for Use

  
  




Energy Expos 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.

  Public Speaking
  



Energy Games and Icebreakers  (e-publication)

This guide contains offers entertaining activities to introduce energy, efficiency, and conservation to students, as well as reinforce the information that has already been presented.  Round Up Posters  -  Video of Energy Chants   

 
 



Energy in the Balance (e-publication)

This activity introduces elementary students to the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources through a series of critical thinking, charting, and graphing activities.


 



Energy Jeopardy and Energy Jeopardy Powerpoint  (e-publication)

Students will enjoy NEED’s spin on the popular trivia game show. Jeopardy categories that help to reinforce your energy unit include: More MPGs, Famous Americans in Energy, Leading Nations, and more.


 


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.

  Public Speaking



Energy Math Challenge

The Energy Math Challenge strengthens students’ math and critical thinking skills while increasing their knowledge of energy. Students work individually or in teams to solve energy math problems.

 




Energy on Public Lands  (e-publication)

Students learn about energy resources found on public lands, and how they are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. This guide includes background information and cooperative learning activities for students to teach others.







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.

 Public Speaking




Exploring Ocean Energy and Resources Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Exploring Ocean Energy and Resources Student Guide (e-publication)

Informational text, hands-on explorations, and critical thinking and engineering design activities introduce students to the sources of energy found offshore and the non-energy related mineral resources found in our ocean environments.







Primary Energy Poll
Elementary Energy Poll
Intermediate Energy Poll
Secondary Energy Poll 

Energy Polls can be used to assess students’ basic energy knowledge, as well as their opinions about energy before and after your classroom energy unit.

     
 



Digital Energy  (e-publication)

Students use NEED Infobooks and graphics to prepare digital presentations that teach others about energy topics.





  

Great Energy Debate  (e-publication)

Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the major energy sources in a debate format. Each student group represents one of the energy sources and develops arguments on the merits of its energy source over the other energy sources. Teacher instructions and masters are included. Debate Game Board (xls)

Public Speaking
 




Intermediate Energy Infbook Activities  (e-publication)

These guides are companion activities to the Energy Infobooks. They are available on four reading levels that correspond to the infobooks and include Teacher Guides and answer keys for general energy information, energy sources, electricity, and conservation.

 
 



Mission Possible  (e-publication)

Mission Possible is an activity in which students are challenged to develop an energy plan for a growing country.  Students consider the advantages and disadvantages of the energy sources available for them to use so that they can increase electricity production while maintaining environmental quality and quality of life.  Mission Possible Spreadsheet

 
 
 



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?  Video of NEED Songs  


 



Primary Energy Carnival  (e-publication)

NEED’s popular carnival games are an excellent way to encourage  students  and  adults  to  think  about  energy.  The Primary Energy Carnival contains nine games appropriate for students in grades K-3.


    



Primary Energy Infobook Activities   (e-publication)

These guides are companion activities to the Energy Infobooks. They are available on four reading levels that correspond to the infobooks and include Teacher Guides and answer keys for general energy information, energy sources, electricity, and conservation.

 



Secondary Energy Infobook Activities   (e-publication)

These guides are companion activities to the Energy Infobooks. They are available on four reading levels that correspond to the infobooks and include Teacher Guides and answer keys for general energy information, energy sources, electricity, and conservation.

 
 

 

Awesome Extras

Additional activities and materials related to energy sources can be found on the Awesome Extras page!