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NEED is adding new energy workshops all the time. Want to attend? Check out our calendar to find a workshop near you!


ComEd and NEED


ComEd and The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project are working together to provide energy education resources, teacher training, and home energy conservation programming to teachers, students, and families in ComEd's service area in Illinois.  We are excited to announce the Illinois Energy Workshops held at multiple locations throughout the ComEd service area. Classroom teachers (K-12) have a unique opportunity to learn about energy in a fun and exciting way! 

ComEd Spring Illinois Energy Workshops during 2012-2013 school year updates coming soon.


View the Illinois Energy Workshop presentation that is given at each workshop.

Thanks to ComEd sponsorship, there is no cost to attend the workshops. Breakfast and lunch are provided! Substitute costs will be reimbursed to school districts and substitute reimbursement forms will be provided at the workshop.

The NEED Project's mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society. NEED is the nation's leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools. All NEED learning activities are correlated to Illinois science objectives. The program will make teaching energy exciting and fun.

Participation in this workshop provides educators with a free NEED Science of Energy Kit that teaches the concepts of force, motion, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and energy transformations through hands-on activities. 

Teachers attending the ComEd sponsored workshops receive a comprehensive energy education curriculum package including:


Blueprint for Success

Energy Infobooks: PrimaryElementaryIntermediate, and Secondary

Energy Conservation Contract

Energy Expos

Energy Flows

Energy Games and Icebreakers (Video of Energy Chants)

Fossil Fuels to Products

Monitoring and Mentoring Teacher Guide and Student Guide

NEED Resource Catalog

Learning and Conserving Teacher Guide and Student Guide

The Science of Energy or Secondary Science of Energy


For more information about the ComEd program, contact NEED at 1-800-875-5029.