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Free energy education workshop for teachers in the Newburyport, MA Area!

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  • K-12th Grade Teachers
  • CTE Teachers


  • NEED Science of Energy Kit
  • Choice of a NEED Energy Management Kit
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Parking
  • Substitute reimbursement provided
  • PDP credits
  • Massachusetts aligned curriculum.



8:30 a.m.             Registration

Pick up NEED materials and conference supplies. Continental breakfast will be served. NEED curriculum kits are sponsored for each teacher attending the workshop. Packets include supplemental classroom materials, Energy Infobooks at 3 grade levels, and much more! Complete a pre-workshop assessment.

8:45 a.m.             Welcome and Introductions

Meet your fellow participants and the sponsors of today’s workshop. Review goals and objectives for the workshop and begin planning ways to use the NEED materials and training in your school. Efficiency Bingo.

9:00 a.m.             The Science of Energy

Learn more about the forms of energy while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit. Kits will be made available to participating teachers.

10:30 a.m.          Energy Round-Up and Electric Connections

After learning about the forms of energy, we will study the sources of energy: What are they? Where do they come from? And how do we use each of the 10 sources of energy? Discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity.

11:00 a.m.           Baseload Balance

This activity demonstrates how electricity supply is transmitted on the electric grid to consumers. It explores the differences between baseload and peak demand power, and how power companies maintain supply to ensure customers have power as they need it.

12:00 p.m.          Lunch

12:45 p.m.          Introduction to Energy Efficiency and Conservation

How do you use energy in your daily life at school? Learn how energy is consumed and easy steps you and your students can take to reduce energy use at home and at school.

1:00 p.m.             Energy House Challenge

Work in groups to tackle the Energy House Challenge!

2:15 p.m.             Testing Your Energy House

2:45 p.m.             Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Your Home – Web System Activity and The Energy I Used Today

These quick lessons allow participants to understand their energy use and a home as a system and to better conserve energy resources.

3:15 p.m.             Q & A and Paperwork!

Evaluation, Post-Knowledge Assessment, and Ordering Kits

3:30 p.m.             Adjourn

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