Looking for energy education materials in Spanish? Check out the new Spanish translation of the Energy Literacy Framework, or ELF, Conocimiento de Energía, to engage energy educators and curriculum designers around the country. The U.S. Department of Energy led the development of the ELF, which was endorsed by 13 federal agencies and peer-reviewed by educators interested in a more comprehensive approach to teaching about energy. The framework provides a multidisciplinary approach, aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), to teaching about energy.

Led by Joshua Sneideman, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, the translation process began on September 1, 2013, involving the collaboration and peer-review expertise of native Spanish speakers, Hispanics in Energy, professional translator from the Spanish Language Academy and staff from the Embassy of Spain. Conocimiento de Energía provides an exciting opportunity to engage nearly 37 million Spanish-speaking families, teachers and students in the U.S. to learn and talk about energy.

Using a multitude of resources; videos, lesson plans and hands-on activities, the Department of Energy wants to promote and encourage science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, education, energy literacy, and excitement about energy careers. Get started today in learning about and applying a multidisciplinary approach to energy education – from the natural sciences to economics and other social sciences.

Check out the Spanish energy literacy framework and resources on the website here.

Courtesy of DOE

Questions about this resource should be emailed to energyliteracy@ee.doe.gov.