Some activities and slides to get you charged up learning about the electricity that keeps our lives bright and comfortable.

All NEED curriculum guides available for free PDF download on the NEED shop – check out our Electricity & Magnetism guides.


PowerPoint Presentation

Introduction to Electricity


NEED Curriculum Guides in Spanish



Interactive Maps

Average Retail Price for Electricity


Coloring Sheets

Electricity (holiday)
Coloring Book!



Secondary Article: The Power Crisis in California March 2001
Elementary Article: Will your First Car be an EV? January/February 2003
Intermediate/Secondary Article: Measuring Electricty  March/April 2003
Elementary Article: What’s a Short Circuit? November/December 2003
Secondary Article: The Blackout of 2003 November/December 2003
Primary Activity: Open and Closed Circuits November 2006
Elementary Activity: Insulators and Conductors November 2006
Intermediate Activity: Series and Parallel Circuits November 2006
Intermediate Article: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles November 2007
Wind Electricy Logic Puzzle September 2007
Career Chats: Delinda Borden, Customer & Distribution Services Manager, Kentucky Power October 2008
Secondary Level Activity: Chemical Energy and Electricty February 2009
Q&A: Katherine Hamilton, President of GridWise Alliance May 2009
America’s Electric Grid May 2009
Q&A: Steve Hauser,Vice President of Stragety for Gridpoint inc May 2009
Q&A: Jane Weismann, Executive Director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council November 2009
Q&A: Doug Keaton, Electrical Technology Instructor, Area Technology Center November 2009
Intermediate and Secondary Activity: Using Online Interactive Maps September 2011
Elementary Activity: Energy Pie Charts September 2011
Elementary Activity: Interpreting and Representing Data August/September 2012
Intermediate and Secondary Activity: Make An Incandescent Lightbulb December/January 2012
Q&A: Stephen Smith, Commercial/Industry Electrial Work, Stephenson Electric February/March 2012
Green Jobs February/March 2013

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