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Free energy education for Massachusetts classroom teachers.  The workshop is free and substitute reimbursement is provided.

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WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION?

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

AGENDA

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.          Electric Connections

After learning about the forms of energy, discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity.

11:00 a.m.           Today In Energy

This activity aims to help students how our behaviors can affect our energy consumption (energy conservation).

11:20 a.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.

11:45 a.m.           Insulation Investigation

These activities will help participants understand the thermal energy and the use of insulation to conserve energy.

12:15 p.m.          Lunch

1:00 p.m.              Insulation Investigation (continued)

1:45 p.m.             Energy Audit

Using materials in the NEED Energy Management kit participants will audit small appliances and facility areas to get a better understanding of the materials and how to use them.

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

This quick lesson allows 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