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Free energy education workshop for Texas classroom teachers and after school program leaders.  Substitute reimbursement provided.

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Who should attend?

  • 4th – 12th Grade Science Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers
  • Social Science Teachers
  • Afterschool program leaders

What will you receive?

  • It’s FREE
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • Choice of a NEED Science of Energy Kit or a NEED Exploring Oil and Gas Kit
  • State aligned curriculum


8:00 a.m.               Registration & Continental Breakfast

Pick up curriculum materials and supplies and network during breakfast. NEED curriculum packets are sponsored for each teacher attending the workshop. Packets include Teachers Guides for teaching energy, Energy Infobooks (student readers) and more.

8:30 a.m.               Welcome and Today’s Goals and Objectives

Meet your fellow participants. Review goals and objectives for the workshop and begin planning ways to use the NEED materials and training in your school. Play Oil and Gas Bingo!

9:00 a.m.               The Science of Energy

Learn more about the forms of energy and energy transformations while exploring the stations of the Science of Energy kit. Shell’s sponsorship provides teachers a choice of a Science of Energy Kit or an Exploring Oil and Gas Kit.

10:15 a.m.            Energy Enigma

After learning about the Science of Energy, participants will begin studying the sources of energy. What are they? Where do they come from? How do we use each of the 10 sources of energy?

11:15 a.m.             Exploring Oil and Natural Gas

These lessons and activities help students understand the exploration, production and use of the nation’s oil and natural gas. Activities include: porosity, polymers, core sampling, hydraulic fracturing and more.  Shell’s sponsorship provides teachers a choice of a Science of Energy Kit or an Exploring Oil and Gas Kit.

12:15 p.m.            Lunch

1:45 p.m.              Exploring Oil and Gas (con’t)

2:45 p.m.              Understanding Energy Efficiency – The Energy Conservation Web

This quick lesson allows participants to understand their home and school as a system and to better conserve energy resources.

3:15 p.m.              Closing and Workshop Paperwork:

Substitute Reimbursement, Parking, and Materials

Complete Evaluations and Order Forms, receive certificates for professional development.

3:30 p.m.              Adjourn