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Who should attend?

K-12 Grade Teachers in schools receiving electric utilities from Kentucky Power/AEP.

What do you receive?

  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • KAS aligned curriculum
  • Schools represented by 2 (or more) teachers will select one of NEED’s Solar Kits
  • Opportunity to apply for one of twenty $200 Solar Mini-grants

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8:15 a.m. Registration, Pre-Assessment & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome

Introduction to NEED, Website, NEED Curriculum Matrix

9:00 a.m. The Science of Energy – Form and Transformations

Participants will learn about the forms of energy and energy transformations while using resources in the NEED Science of Energy kit.  

10:30 a.m. Sources of Energy – Renewables and Nonrenewables – Energy Enigma

Participants will work in teams to conceal the identity of their energy teams’ source while trying to guess which energy source the other teams represent.  Uses reading, brainstorming and organizational skills.


12:45 p.m. Generation of Electricity

Participants will demonstrate the generation of electricity while identifying energy transformations that occur during the generation process.

1:30 p.m.  Solar Activities

Introduction to solar energy, how we use it and how it is used to generate electricity.

2:15 p.m. Energy Efficiency and Conservation – Engaging your students in Energy Education

Energy costs are an increasing burden on school budgets. By implementing energy smart behaviors, districts can manage their energy consumption and redirect savings accrued to other areas and necessities.

2:45 p.m.  Student Leadership and Recognition

  • Student Energy Teams
  • NEED’s Youth Awards for Energy Achievement

3:00 p.m. NEED Resources and Paperwork!

Complete post-assessment, evaluations and order forms for NEED materials.  Distribution of substitute reimbursement forms.

3:30 p.m. Adjourn

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