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  • K-12th Grade Teachers
  • CTE Teachers


  • NEED Science of Energy Kit
  • Choice of a NEED Energy Management Kit
  • Stipend provided
  • PDP credits
  • Massachusetts aligned curriculum


Pre-Workshop Independent Work:  Home Energy Audit

Using the Kilowatt meter provided teachers will audit 5 appliances in their home and populate data on a shareable google document. Data populated into google documents.

8:50 a.m.             Login, Technology Check, Pre-Assessment

9:00 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. Review Zoom details and meet fellow participants in Break-Out Sessions.  Check out pre-workshop project – Home Energy Audit Data.

9:30 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.

9:45 a.m.             Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions

10:30 a.m.          Quick Break

10:40 a.m.          Light a Bulb – Electricity and Circuits

11:00 a.m.           Massachusetts Electric and Energy Connections

After learning about the forms of energy, discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity in Massachusetts.  Check out the Massachusetts numbers for all energy use too.

11:30 a.m.           Energy I Use Today

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

11:40 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.   Introduce Energy House Challenge

12:00 p.m.          Lunch & Energy House Challenge Work

12:30 p.m.          Energy House Challenge Work Continues

1:20 p.m.             Energy House Challenge – Testing! 

 1:40 p.m.            Teaching Energy Today

Hints, Tips and Tools for teaching energy in today’s classroom (virtually or together).

2:00 p.m.             Energy Audit Tools

Introduction to the tools provided in the NEED Energy Management Kits to explore energy use at home and at school.

2:30 p.m.             Q & A, Post-Assessment, Evaluation and Kit Orders

Evaluation, Post-Knowledge Assessment, and Ordering Kits

3:00 p.m.             Adjourn

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