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This workshop is for teachers in the National Fuel Service Area Only.

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  • 3rd – 12th Grade Science and Tech Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers
  • Afterschool program leaders
  • To be eligible, your school must be located in National Fuel’s service territory.


  • It’s FREE
  • $100 worth of Preworkshop materials shipped
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • NEED classroom kit valued at $500 provided
  • New York state aligned curriculum.


Day 1 January 13, 2020
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.

2:50 p.m.             Login, Technology Check, Pre-Assessment

3:00 p.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.

3:30 p.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.

3:45 p.m.              Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions

4:20 p.m.             Quick Break

4:25 p.m.             Candy Collector and Forms and Sources

This fun activity will introduce students to the terms “renewable” and “nonrenewable”. Get a closer look at how long energy sources will last when using only nonrenewable sources, and when incorporating renewable sources of energy.

5:15 p.m.            Exploring NEED Website and Distance Learning Tips

5:30 a.m.            Wrap Up Day One

6:00 p.m.            Adjourn

Day 2 January 14, 2020
2:50 p.m.             Login, Technology Check

3:00 p.m.             Welcome and Recap Yesterday

3:15 p.m.            Energy Efficiency and Language Arts

The activities will help incorporate energy efficiency into a language arts component with group-based collaboration.

4:00 p.m.            Insulation Investigation

This activity will explore thermal energy transfer and introduce students to conduction, convection, radiation, and insulation.

4:30 p.m.            Quick Break

4:35 p.m.            Energy Efficiency Measures

Learn about items included in the home energy conservation kit. Review preworkshop kilowatt meter investigation.

5:05 p.m.            National Fuel Home Kit Program for Students

Explore the components included with a class-set of 30 home energy efficiency kits for students to take home, install with their families, and start saving energy.

5:30 p.m.            Wrap Up – Post-test and evaluation, Q&A

6:00 p.m.            Adjourn


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