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For The Attendees:
• Hands-on kits and curriculum materials
• A great day of hands-on learning and professional networking
• Breakfast and lunch
• Substitute Reimbursement

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.

9:00 a.m. Climate Web Game
Learn about cause-and-effect relationships in our climate system and set the stage for the purpose of the day’s activities.

9:30 a.m. The Science of Energy
Learn more about the forms of energy and energy transformations through this hands-on kit.

10:45 a.m. Great Energy Debate
After learning about the forms of energy, we will study the sources of energy in this fun, debate-style game. What are they? Where do they come from? And how do we use each of the 10 sources of energy? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each and how do we choose one over another?

11:30 a.m. Energy Sources Round Robin
Explore a few quick, hands-on renewable energy source activities that are easy to implement in the classroom with scrap and found supplies.

12:30 p.m. Lunch and PPG Panel – Sustainability and Renewable Energy at PPG

1:15 p.m. Energy Efficiency Intro & Audit
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.

1:45 p.m. Mini Energy House
Create a mini energy house to explore how architecture, insulation, and landscaping can all combine to minimize thermal energy transfer in a home.

2:45 p.m. Greenhouse in a Beaker
Take a closer look at how greenhouse gas emissions can impact the atmosphere in this lab-style activity.

3:15 p.m. Wrap up & Paperwork

3:30 p.m. Dismissal

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