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• NEED Science of Energy Kit
• Choice of a NEED Energy Management Kit
• Stipend
• 10 PDP credits available
• Massachusetts aligned curriculum.

• K-12th Grade Teachers
• CTE Teachers
• Afterschool program leaders

Contact Wendi Moss at wmoss@need.org or call 1-800-875-5029


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. Candy Collector
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. Massachusetts Electric Connection
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 p.m. Into to Energy Efficiency and Conservation and Tool Exploration
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.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Carbon Cycle Simulation
This simulation will help students to envision how carbon naturally cycles in the carbon cycle and how the carbon cycle is affected with an excess of carbon.
1:45 p.m. Pretzel Power
This activity will show the importance of “miles per gallon” rating and why it is important.
2:15 p.m. Energy Industry Guess Who?
This activity will help students to become acquainted with a interesting jobs in the
energy industry.
3:00 p.m. Explore the Website, Q&A, Post Assessment and Evaluations
3:30 p.m. Adjourn

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