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Free energy education workshop for 4th-12th grade area educators.

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  • 4th – 12th Grade Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers


  • Breakfast and  lunch provided
  • Substitute Reimbursement
  • A NEED Science of Energy Kit
  • State aligned curriculum.


8:00 a.m.             Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m.             Welcome to the Workshop! Introduction to The NEED Project and Energy Bingo

9:00 a.m.             The Science of Energy

Learn more about the forms of energy and energy transformations while experimenting with the Science of Energy kit. Take a quick pre-workshop assessment.

11:00 a.m.           Energy Round Up

This activity is used to reinforce knowledge of the nation’s leading sources of energy.

11:45 a.m.           Exploring NEED Website and Opportunities

12:00 p.m.           Lunch and Phillips 66 Speaker

Following the lessons on energy sources, a local Phillips 66 representative will speak about today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges and the company’s activities in the local area.

12:45 p.m.           Exploring Oil & Gas Activities

Learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector.

  • Getting the Oil Out
  • Refining Maze
  • Pretzel Power

2:15 p.m.            Understanding Energy Efficiency – Candy Collector, The Energy I Use Today & Conservation in the Round

These quick lessons allow participants to understand renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, their personal energy use and to better conserve energy.

3:00 p.m.            Paperwork and Other Stuff:

Complete Workshop Evaluations, Post-workshop assessment, and complete Order Forms for Curriculum and Kits

3:30 p.m.            Adjourn

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