Feel that warmth on your skin on a sunny day? That energy can be used to power homes, heat water, and even bake cookies in a solar oven.

All NEED curriculum is available for free PDF download on the NEED shop – check out our solar curriculum.

PowerPoint Presentations

Introduction to Solar Energy  (short version)
Introduction to Solar Energy  (long version)

Solar Energy

How Solar Panels Work (courtesy of SaveOnEnergy)
How Do Solar Cells Work Video (courtesy of SciToons)

NEED Curriculum Guides in Spanish

Energia Solar
What is Solar Energy
Energy from the Sun Teacher Guide and Student Guide

Energy at a Glance

Solar  (small)  (large)

Coloring Sheets

Halloween – Solar
Fossil Fuels and the Sun

Coloring Book!

More Awesome Extras!

NEED Book List
Graphics Library
PowerPoint Presentations
Energy Timeline
NEED Energy Video Lessons (Build a Solar Oven Activity)
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon®
Solar Decathlon Webinars