• New Blog!

    NEED was thrilled to play a role in three all female STEM Academies this summer. Check out the fun we had!

  • Thermodynamics!

    Recently Updated! Hands-on lab experiments to explore the principles and transfer of thermal energy.

  • Photo Gallery

    Free energy graphics library! Plus check out photos from our workshops, conferences, Youth Awards, STEM Academy, & more!

  • Hands-on Workshops

    Join us! Free to attend, science standards aligned curriculum, classroom energy kit, & more.

  • Free Curriculum

    Providing teachers & students with the most recently reported, available, & accurate energy data. All available for FREE PDF download!

  • Curriculum Correlations

    NEED has you covered from Disciplinary Core Ideas of NGSS, Common Core for English/Language Arts and Math, and each state's individual science standards.

  • Awesome Extras!

    From PPT's to animations, graphics, NEED curriculum in Spanish & more! Free energy resources for your classroom.

  • 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.

Youth Energy Conference & Awards

We were so happy to see everyone at the 38th Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards! Check out the slideshow and see all the fun we had over the weekend!

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.

  • Check out the Catalog

    Find all of NEED’s resources in one spot using the NEED Resource Catalog and Planning Guide!