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Science


Science

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 SourcesEnergy EfficiencyClimate Change
 

 


All About Coal  (e-publication)      Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)    The Tale of Fern Fossil (Ppt)

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.

Creative Arts




All About Trash (e-publication)

Students learn about solid waste, its relationship to natural resources and energy, and options for handling solid waste including recycling, landfilling, and incineration.

Primary




Blueprint for School Energy Teams  e-publication

A tool for schools seeking to lower energy consumption through the adoption of school energy policies
and the formation of a student energy team.

Primary Elementary IntermediateSecondaryEnergy Efficiency and Conservation




Building Buddies Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Building Buddies Student Guide  (e-publication)

Primary students are introduced to basic concepts of energy use and conservation, using the school as a learning laboratory and then extending to home energy use and conservation measures. Students monitor and evaluate energy conservation behaviors daily. Individual students and classrooms are recognized for energy-saving habits and being good Building Buddies. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, class set of Student Guides, rewards, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Primary Elementary Energy Efficiency and ConservationMath
 
 



Building Science  (e-publication)

This unit teaches the science involved with keeping building occupants healthy and comfortable and the buildings energy efficient. Activities introduce the house as a system, explore conduction with insulation materials, investigate heat transfer using infrared thermometers, simulate home airflow, and test building performance measures. The kit includes an all-encompassing teacher and student guide, and all of the tools and materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Intermediate Energy Efficiency and ConservationTechnology
 




Comparing Auto Racing Fuels Elementary Teacher  (e-publication)
Comparing Auto Racing Fuels Elementary Student  (e-publication)

The objective of this activity is to compare racing fuels, and list the pros and cons of different racing fuels.

Transportation





Comparing Auto Racing Fuels Secondary Teacher  (e-publication)
Comparing Auto Racing Fuels Secondary Student   (e-publication)

The objective of this activity is to compare racing fuels, and list the pros and cons of different racing fuels.

Transportation




Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage  (e-publication)

This guide incorporates informational text and hands-on explorations  to  teach  students  about  the  properties  of carbon dioxide. Students also explore existing and developing technologies that allow carbon to be captured from stationary sources, utilized for production, or stored in geologic formations.



 



Chemistry and Energy Efficiency

In this web-based curriculum, teachers and students take an in- depth look at chemistry in daily life, the use of energy by the chemistry industry, life cycles of products and activities, careers in the chemistry industry, and the impact the chemistry industry has on carbon dioxide production and climate change.

Secondary Energy Efficiency and Conservation
 



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.

Technology

 



Digital Energy  (e-publication)

Students use NEED Infobooks and graphics to prepare digital presentations that teach others about energy topics. Energy 101 PowerPoint

Technology




ElectroWorks Teacher Guide (e-publication)
ElectroWorks Student Guide (e-publication)

This guide includes background information and hands-on experiments to explore the basic concepts of atomic structure and electricity. Included are center-based experiments on static electricity, batteries, magnets, electromagnetism, and circuits.

Elementary Intermediate Electricity and MagnetismLanguage ArtsMathTechnology
 
 



Elementary Science of Energy (e-publication)      Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)

These guides include background information and hands-on experiments to explore the different forms of energy and how energy is transformed from one form to another. Groups of students master six stations, then teach others about the energy transformations at their stations. Teacher demonstrations are included to introduce the unit. Reinforcement activities are also included. The stations include equipment to teach transformations focusing on kinetic and potential energy, heat, light, motors, batteries, and electromagnetism.

ElementaryScience of EnergyPublic Speaking
 




Elementary Transporation Fuels Infobook

Students explore conventional and alternative transportation fuels such as petroleum-based fuels, ethanol, electricity, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, and propane. Student backgrounders and suggested activities are included.

Elementary Intermediate TransportationLanguage ArtsTechnology
 
 



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 Conservation Contract  (e-publication)

In this outreach activity, students learn about energy conservation and ask their families to sign contracts in which they agree to save energy. Students then calculate the energy savings, and re- evaluate their conservation measures.

Elementary Intermediate Secondary Energy Efficiency and ConservationSocial Studies
 
 



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

Intermediate Secondary Energy SourcesLanguage ArtsSocial Studies
 
 




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.

Elementary Intermediate Secondary Energy SourcesPublic Speaking
 
 



Energy Fair

This module is a guide to teaching students experimental design with an emphasis on developing energy-related science fair projects. Sample science projects are also available on the NEED web site.

Primary Elementary Language ArtsCreative Arts
 



Energy Flows (e-publication)      Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)

This hands-on activity explains the forms of energy and energy transformations to students. It can be used as a stand-alone activity or a companion activity to the Science of Energy Kit.

Elementary Intermediate Secondary Science of EnergyLanguage Arts
 





Energy From the Sun Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Energy From the Sun Student Guide  (e-publication)

Intermediate students learn about solar energy through investigations that explore radiant energy transforming into thermal energy, kinetic energy, chemical energy, and electricity. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Intermediate SolarSocial StudiesTechnology
 
 



Energy from the Wind Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Energy from the Wind Student Guide  (e-publication)

Intermediate students develop a comprehensive understanding of wind formation, wind energy, and electricity generation from wind through reading, critical thinking activities, and hands-on investigations. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including two KidWind Basic Turbines and geared nacelles.

Intermediate WindSocial StudiesTechnology
 
 



Energy From Uranium  (e-publication)

Through background information and hands-on activities, students will learn the chemistry and physics of the uranium atom, the process of fission, the history of nuclear energy, and its role in producing electricity. A culminating assignment at the close of the unit has students researching and preparing for a mock Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing regarding the building of a new nuclear reactor. The guides each contain detailed teacher guides and reproducible masters.

Uranium

  



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   

Primary Elementary Intermediate Secondary Energy SourcesLanguage ArtsMath
 
 



Energy House  (e-publication)

In this activity, students learn about efficiency, conservation, and diminishing returns by using various materials to insulate their house and then test its efficiency.

Elementary Intermediate Energy Efficiency and ConservationMathSocial StudiesTechnology
 
  



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 of Moving Water Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Energy of Moving Water Student Guide  (e-publication)

Intermediate students will develop a comprehensive understanding of energy, electricity, hydropower, and emerging ocean energy  technologies  through  inquiry-based  activities and background reading. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including those needed to build six model hydropower turbines.

Intermediate HydropowerSocial Studies
 
 
 



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.



 



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.

     
 
  

 

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.

Primary Elementary Energy SourcesElectricity and MagnetismLanguage ArtsSocial StudiesPublic Speaking
 
  



EnergyWorks Teacher Guide  (e-publicationPowerPoint
EnergyWorks Student Guide   (e-publication)

The EnergyWorks guides include backgroun information and hands-on experiments that explore motion, light, sound, heat, growth, and powering technology.

 
 
 



Exploring Climate Change (e-publication)

The climate change curriculum addresses current concerns about climate change and the science behind the carbon cycle. Students will understand why we use the sources we do, and how their use is impacting the world. Carbon Cycle PowerPoint  Carbon Cycle Posters

Climate Change
 



Exploring Coal  (e-publication)

A multi-disciplinary unit that addresses the science behind coal and how it is used for energy and industry. Hands-on, critical thinking, and laboratory excercises expose secondary students to coal formation, coal mining, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and the advantages and disadvantges of utilizing coal.

SecondaryMathSocial StudiesCareersPublic Speaking





Exploring Hybrid Buses

These guides teach students about hybrid electric buses and encourage them to evaluate the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of such vehicles.  Download sample performance data for the hybrid bus activities from Kentucky's Hybrid Horsepower Project.

Intermediate Secondary TransportationMathTechnology
 
 



Exploring Hydroelectricity Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Exploring Hydroelectricity Student Guide  (e-publication)

These integrated and inquiry-based activities provide secondary students   with   a   comprehensive   study   of   the   scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of hydropower. The kit is comprised of a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including those needed to build six model hydropower turbines.

Secondary HydropowerSocial StudiesCareers
 
 




Exploring Nuclear Energy  (e-publication)

Through background information and hands-on activities, students will learn the chemistry and physics of the uranium atom, the process of fission, the history of nuclear energy, and its role in producing electricity. A culminating assignment at the close of the unit has students researching and preparing for a mock Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing regarding the building of a new nuclear reactor. The guides each contain detailed teacher guides and reproducible masters.

Uranium

   



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.






Exploring Oil and Gas  (e-publication)      Nifty Natural Gas Story Props (pdf)

Through background reading and hands-on activities, students are introduced to the basic concepts of oil and natural gas formation, composition, exploration, production, processing, and use.


 
 



Exploring Photovoltaics Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Exploring Photovoltaics Student Guide  (e-publication)

Secondary students learn how solar energy is used to generate electricity.  Students are introduced to photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power, and developing solar technologies.  Activities explore how photovoltaic cells work and what variables affect their electrical output.

Secondary SolarTechnology
 
 



Exploring Wind Energy Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Exploring Wind Energy Student Guide  (e-publication)

These hands-on critical thinking activities help students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of wind energy. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including two KidWind Basic Turbines and geared nacelles.

Secondary WindSocial StudiesCareers
 
 




Fossil Fuels to Products  (e-publication)

Hands-on activities and background information introduce students to fossil fuels and the processes involved to create many of the products we use. Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector.  Fractional Distillation Activity 

Intermediate Secondary Natural GasPetroleumTechnologyCareers

 



Get Your Motors Running  (e-publication)

In this activity students will identify components of an engine, compare motors and generators, and compare similarities and differences between racing engines and personal vehicle engines.

Elementary Intermediate Secondary





Global Trading Game  (e-publication)

In this activity developed by the Ohio Energy Project, students become economic advisors, geologists, international traders, and miners as they analyze their assigned country’s resources and needs, then trade resources with other countries to enhance their economic position and environmental quality.







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

 




H2 Educate Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
H2 Educate Student Guide  (e-publication)

Intermediate and secondary students are introduced to hydrogen as an important energy carrier both as a fuel for distributed generation and as a transportation fuel. Students conduct experiments in electrolysis, learn about atomic structure and the periodic table, make element models, simulate how a fuel cell works, and explore a hydrogen fuel cell car kit.

 
 



Hybrid Buses

These guides teach students about hybrid electric buses and encourage them to evaluate the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of such vehicles.

Primary Elementary TransportationMathSocial StudiesTechnology
 
  



Intermediate Science of Energy  (e-publication)      Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)

Hands-on experiments and background information that allow students to explore the different forms of energy and how they are transformed. Students master forms of energy and their transformations, and then teach others what they have learned and how it can be visualized in the world around them.

Public Speaking
 




Learning and Conserving Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Learning and Conserving Student Guide  (e-publication)

In this activity, students explore energy consumption and conservation by reading utility meters and utility bills, comparing EnergyGuide labels, and exploring electric nameplates. Students conduct comprehensive surveys of the school building and school energy consumption—gathering, recording, and analyzing data, and monitoring energy usage. Students work in groups to develop comprehensive energy management plans for the school that include suggestions for retrofits, systems management, and conservation practices. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Secondary Energy Efficiency and ConservationSocial Studies
 
 


 
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  

Secondary 
 
 



Monitoring and Mentoring Teacher Guide   (e-publication)
Monitoring and Mentoring Student Guide  (e-publication)

Students are introduced to methods of measuring energy consumption, determining costs, and quantifying environmental effects through a series of hands-on activities that use the school building as a learning laboratory. Students conduct surveys of the school building and school energy consumption— gathering, recording, and analyzing data, and monitoring energy usage. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Elementary Intermediate Energy Efficiency and ConservationMathSocial Studies
 
 




Museum of Solid Waste and Energy  (e-publication)

Students learn about solid waste, its relationship to natural resources and energy, and options for handling solid waste including recycling, landfilling, and incineration.  Exhibit Questions   



 



Mystery World Tour   (e-publication)

In this activity, students identify the energy challenges of different countries around the world and compare them to the United States. Students create a proposal and a presentation to share with the class, who will tour and try to identify each mystery nation.



 



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

PrimaryElementary Intermediate Secondary





Oil, Gas, and Their Energy  (e-publication)

Through background reading and hands-on activities, students are introduced to the basic concepts of oil and natural gas formation, composition, exploration, production, processing, and use. 


 
 



Plug Loads  (e-publication)

This unit guides students through an in-depth investigation of electricity consumption by appliances and machines in their school building. Students gather data and calculate energy use and economic and environmental costs over time, and determine ways to reduce consumption.  Plug Loads Worksheet   


 




Polymers and Auto Racing  (e-publication)

The objective of this activity is to compare polymers used in racing.

Elementary Intermediate SecondaryTransportationTechnology





Primary 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. The Primary Energy Carnival contains nine games appropriate for students in grades K-3.

Primary Elementary Energy SourcesLanguage ArtsMathSocial Studies
 
  



Primary Science of Energy Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Primary Science of Energy Student Guide  (e-publication)

This guide includes background information and hands-on experiments to explore the fundamental concepts of energy. Students explore the science of motion, heat, sound, and light with a series of simple activities that incorporate both English and metric measurements, using safe student thermometers, balances, rulers, measuring tapes, beakers, and graduated cylinders. Students learn to make observations, measure, record results, compare and contrast, categorize, make predictions, analyze and graph results, and draw conclusions.

Primary Elementary Science of EnergyMath
 
 



Saving Energy at Home and School Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Saving Energy at Home and School Student Guide  (e-publication)

Students explore energy sources, efficiency, and conservation with hands-on activities for the home and classroom environments. Students and  families  install measures from the Home Energy Efficiency Kits that correspond to the lessons learned in the classroom, and discuss their own energy use. 

Elementary Intermediate Secondary Energy Efficiency and ConservationTechnology
 




School Energy Survey Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
School Energy Survey Student Guide  (e-publication)

Students investigate all aspects of their school’s energy consumption by conducting a comprehensive energy audit and developing an energy conservation plan to implement.

  Language Arts

 



Schools Going Solar  (e-publication)

This guide provides lessons and activities to support and incorporate installed photovoltaic systems into the classroom learning environment.

Solar

 



Secondary Science of Energy  (e-publication)

These guides include background information and hands-on experiments to explore the different forms of energy and how energy is transformed from one form to another. Groups of students master six stations, then teach others about the energy transformations at their stations. Teacher demonstrations are included to introduce the unit. Reinforcement activities are also included. The stations include equipment to teach transformations focusing on kinetic and potential energy, heat, light, motors, batteries, and electromagnetism.

Language ArtsPublic Speaking
 




Smart Meters  (e-publication)

Smart Meters allows students to explore smart meter technology, ways to save energy at home, investigate electricity consumption of electrical devices, and determine ways to reduce energy consumption at home.


 
 



The Sun and Its Energy  (e-publication)

Primary students are introduced to solar energy with a read-aloud book and classroom-based activities. Students will learn that the sun’s energy produces light, transforms to heat, powers the water cycle, produces wind, and that solar cells convert radiant energy into electricity. The kit includes a Teacher Guide and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Primary SolarTechnology
 
 



Talking Trash (e-publication)

Students learn about solid waste, its relationship to natural resources and energy, and options for handling solid waste including recycling, landfilling, and incineration.
Technology

 



Thermodynamics Teacher Guide (e-publication)
Thermodynamics Student Guide (e-publication)

This unit includes hands-on experiments that explore concepts of thermodynamics. The guide includes detailed teacher instructions, a list of materials, and student worksheets. Thermal energy topics covered include: molecular structure, conduction, convection, radiation, specific heat, heat of fusion, and heat of vaporization.

Secondary Science of EnergyMathLanguage Arts
 
 



This Mine of Mine (e-publication)

This hands-on activity, developed by the Ohio Energy Project, allows students to explore the formation, geology, recovery, and uses of coal, as well as reclamation of mine sites.

Primary Elementary Intermediate CoalSocial StudiesTechnology
 
  



Today in Energy  (e-publication)

These activities introduce students to the economics of energy use. Choices, trade-offs, and costs are explored using math and critical thinking skills.



 



Transportation Fuels Debate

Students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of conventional and alternative transportation fuels in a debate format. Teacher instructions and masters are included to help students develop arguments on the merits of each fuel.

Intermediate Secondary TransportationLanguage ArtsSocial Studies
 
 



Transportation Fuels Enigma (e-publication)

Students put on their detective hats to research clues to uncover energy facts about transportation fuels in this cooperative learning activity. Teams use reading, brainstorming, and organizational skills to hide the identity of their transportation fuel while trying to guess which fuels the other teams represent. Teacher instructions and masters are included. Browser based HTML Version (zipped file) and Instructions for Use     

Intermediate Secondary





Transportation Fuels Infobook

Students explore conventional and alternative transportation fuels such as petroleum-based fuels, ethanol, electricity, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, and propane. Student backgrounders and suggested activities are included.

Intermediate Secondary TransportationLanguage ArtsSocial StudiesTechnology
 
  



Transportation 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.

Elementary Intermediate Secondary TransportationLanguage ArtsSocial StudiesCreative ArtsPublic Speaking
 
   



Understanding Climate Change (e-publication)

In two books, the climate change curriculum addresses current concerns about climate change and the science behind the carbon cycle. Students will understand why we use the sources we do, and how their use is impacting the world.  Carbon Cycle PowerPoint  Carbon Cycle Posters

Climate Change
 
 



Understanding Coal (e-publication)      Cool Coal Story Props (pdf)

Hands-on, critical thinking activities that introduce intermediate students to the formation of coal, the coal mining process, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and advantages and disadvantges of utilizing coal.

Careers





Using and Saving Energy   (e-publication)

This guide introduces students to basic concepts of energy use and conservation at home in a read-aloud format and provides suggested activities.

Primary Energy Efficiency and Conservation
 



Water and Energy Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Water and Energy Student Guide  (e-publication)

Primary students are introduced to forms of energy, properties of water as a solid, liquid, and gas, and the concept of moving water as an energy source through reading and inquiry-based hands-on activities. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of student guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Primary HydropowerSocial Studies
 
 



Wind for Schools (e-publication)

This guide provides lessons and activities to support and incorporate small wind systems and wind data into the classroom learning environment.

Intermediate Secondary WindMathTechnology
 



Wind is Energy Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Wind is Energy Student Guide  (e-publication)

Students begin to develop an understanding of how wind is formed and used as an energy source through hands-on activities and teacher-supported reading. Students will learn to measure wind speed and direction, and investigate how wind can do work. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of student guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including two KidWind Weightlifter Turbines.

Primary WindSocial Studies
 
 



Wonders of Magnets (e-publication)

Students explore the basics of magnets and magnetism through background reading and hands-on center-based experiments.

PrimaryElementaryScience of EnergyElectricity and Magnetism
 
 


Wonders of Oil and Gas  (e-publication)      Nifty Natural Gas Story Props (pdf)

Through background reading and hands-on activities, students are introduced to the basic concepts of oil and natural gas formation, composition, exploration, production, processing, and use.

ElementaryTechnology
 




Wonders of the Sun Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Wonders of the Sun Student Guide  (e-publication)

Elementary students develop a basic understanding of solar energy through background reading and classroom activities. Hands-on activities demonstrate solar energy transformations into kinetic energy, thermal energy, chemical energy, and electricity. The kit includes a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Elementary SolarSocial Studies
 
 



Wonder of Water Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Wonder of Water Student Guide  (e-publication)

Elementary students learn about the forms of energy, electricity, electrical circuits, properties of water, and how water is used as an energy source through reading, hands-on investigations, and language arts activities. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities.

Elementary HydropowerSocial Studies
 
 



Wonder of Wind Teacher Guide  (e-publication)
Wonders of Wind Student Guide  (e-publication)

Elementary students learn about wind through reading and activities that focus on observation and inquiry. Students will learn to measure wind speed and direction, and will investigate how wind does work and generates electricity. The kit comes with a Teacher Guide, a class set of Student Guides, and the materials necessary to conduct the activities, including one KidWind Weightlifter Turbine and one KidWind Basic Turbine.

Elementary WindLanguage Arts
 
 




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.