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CLEAN

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) provides a collection of over 600 energy resources for classrooms from middle school through higher education. Search for activities that have been reviewed by teaching professionals.

Courtesy of: The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, its partners with funding from the National Science Foundation, and other sponsors

The Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education

This document identifies seven principles that are viewed as essential to become an informed energy citizen. The page includes videos and other tools to understand the concepts described.

Courtesy of: U.S. Department of Energy

howtosmile

This website contains over 3,000 free science and math activities hand-picked from community educational organizations. We take you directly to the energy page, divided into the essential principles of energy set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Each comes with a description and links to activities on that principle.

Courtesy of: howtosmile team members and partners

Bozeman Science: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Paul Andersen explains how energy is conserved within a system. In both macroscopic and microscopic collisions the amount of energy before the collision is equal to the amount after. He then defines heat as energy transfer between objects with different temperatures. He explains how heat is transferred via conduction, convection and radiation. A teaching progression K-12 is also included.

Bozeman Science: Cross Cutting Energy and Matter

In this video Paul Andersen explains how matter and energy flow and cycle through systems. He starts by explaining how energy and matter input and output will always be conserved. He addresses the many misconceptions surround energy and matter including the belief that food contains energy. He explains how nuclear reactions conserve both batter and energy. The video ends with a teaching progression for grades K-12.