Dimensions, the bimonthly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, just won another award for this energy-focused issue. Communications Concepts, Inc. has given an APEX Award of Excellence (category: Magazines, Journals, and Tabloids—Green) to our March/April 2016 issue, Looking Toward the Future of Energy. The Green category honors publications covering topics including energy efficiency, conservation, the environment, and climate education. This issue features a mix of in-depth analysis and briefs of noteworthy events and resources for the informal education field. The insights to energy trends and practices featured here are beneficial for teachers, parents, and informal educators alike.
In this video, Ryan Morra, Professional Learning Coordinator at Shelburne Farms in Vermont traces the energy and processes involved in making cheese all the way back to the Sun as an energy source. By applying the idea of energy transfer to the real-life scenario of how cheese is made, teachers can then choose to actually make cheese with their students in the classroom. (3:11 minutes)
BP Educational Service (BPES) provides free videos, animations, and activities for school through college-aged students on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts. The aim of BPES is to use classroom concepts as the basis for activities and learning opportunities in the real-world.
Courtesy of: BP International
Activity CategoriesFor Parents For PD Providers For Teachers Website 5-10 minutes Multi hour Up to an Hour 11-14 years old 14-18 years old 5-8 years old 8-11 years old Activity Stations Demonstration Lesson Unit Video Basic Classroom Supplies None Special Equipment Technology Energy Transformation Sources of Energy Transfer of Energy
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
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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
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.
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Activity CategoriesFor Parents For PD Providers For Teachers Website 5-10 minutes Multi hour Up to an Hour 11-14 years old 14-18 years old 5-8 years old 8-11 years old Adult Activity Stations Demonstration Lesson Unit Basic Classroom Supplies None Special Equipment Energy Transformation Sources of Energy Transfer of Energy
From summer camps to community workshops to science center events, The Connectory lets you search for science opportunities in your area that your family and kids can enjoy. Use the bar on the homepage to filter your specific options.