Teach energy efficiency, meet curriculum standards, and help your students' families lower utility bills -- all for free!
For elementary and middle school teachers, the painful reality of the current round of budget cuts stemming from the international credit crisis mean only one thing: fewer dollars to meet state curriculum standards.
Electric utilities provide teachers free curriculum resources. In particular, books and educational websites. Also, many government agencies provide free resources for teachers.
Here are a few:
- National Energy Education Development Project: Provides workshops that help teachers and students learn how to teach energy conservation to students back in the classroom.
- Energy Information Agency: A page for students that provides facts, fun and games -- a resource for educators, who will have to build an education plan around this
- California Energy Commission: Energy Quest -- an online game/resource that includes teacher resources
- Wisconsin Energy Center: K-12 Energy Education Program