Energy Literacy for Our Youth
Having an in-depth understanding and awareness of energy concepts and global issues is essential to develop informed citizens. The Energy Teacher Resource is a collaboration between the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and BP designed to provide resources and support on energy and energy use, especially for those charged with leading the education of our youth.
Did you know, the global demand for energy is expected to rise by 37 percent from 2013 to 2035, or by an average of 1.4 percent per year. By the 2030s, the U.S. is likely to become self-sufficient in oil, after importing 60 percent of its total demand as recently as 2005.
Meeting this projected energy production will require cutting-edge innovation and the minds of the brightest scientists and engineers to create it – an opportunity we should instill today in the minds of young students. As such, it is vital that we increase energy literacy and excite students in the wonder of energy.
There is a great opportunity to prepare today’s students to help the world meet the energy demands of tomorrow.