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The Exelon Foundation, and Exelon Generation, in partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, are launching Energizing Student Potential, a STEM-focused energy program for grades 5 - 8 in their respective communities in five states. This program brings together standards-based curriculum for use in the classroom or in afterschool programs in public and private schools. The program will help schools meet Next Generation Science Standards goals or state science standards goals, engage students in learning about energy within STEM, and help energize the workforce of tomorrow. ESP has reached hundreds of thousands of students and hundreds of schools and teachers in the Exelon communities in Illinois, Philadelphia, and the greater Washington, D.C. metro region.
Energizing Student Potential is designed to help educators bring energy into the classroom and to provide all the tools and resources necessary for students and teachers to learn together, explore energy together, and teach their local communities about energy.
What Does The School Receive?
- Two day of Professional Development for a team of 2 teachers at each school
- A small grant to support your classroom activities
- Hands-on kits and STEM curriculum
- An Energizing Student Potential Energy Fair Kit to host an Energy Fair and Carnival at your school
- Access to Educational Energy Audits (optional)
- Connections to STEM professionals to help students see all the possibilities of STEM and Energy Careers
2018- 2019 Program Resources
Teacher Program Guide
2018 -2019 Program Timeline
Program Management Software Site Log In
Teacher Evaluation - 2018-2019 coming soon
Student Evaluation - 2018-2019 coming soon
Energy Fair in a Box Information
ESP Energy Fair Press Release - 2018-2019 coming soon
Press Release to Announce School Acceptance into ESP - 2018-2019 coming soon
Project Submission (requires log in)
What is an Energy Audit? (PPT)
Energy Fair Planning Tips (PPT)
PA Electric Connections
MD Electric Connections
NY Electric Connections
IL Electric Connections
NGSS and NEED
Interactive Energy Simulations
Excellent Energy Engineering
Energy Fair Poster Template
Energizing Student Potential Bingo?
Multimedia Release - 2018-2019 coming soon
Final Project Guidelines - 2018-2019 coming soon
Teachers and students engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities in the classroom while learning fundamental principles of energy use and conservation. Students learn best when engaged in inquiry learning — and the activities and explorations included in the program allow them to think, explore, share, and develop a profound respect for energy and the world around them.
We know that teaching others helps us learn as well and the Kids Teaching Kids philosophy woven throughout The NEED Project curriculum helps keep students of all learning styles engaged and excited to learn. The lessons and projects in this program are designed to allow students to teach their peers as well as their local community.
We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity.
NEED Curriculum Guides - Science of Energy, Solar, Wind, Hydropower, Oil and Natural Gas, Nuclear, Energy Management AND MORE!
Natural Gas Activities
Energy Information Administration, State Data
Evaluation and Assessment
NGSS Correlation and Support
Science of Electricity
Digital Presentations for the Classroom
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