Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

The Solar Schoolhouse is a K-12 energy education program developed by The Rahus Institute in 2001. The program introduces students to the concepts of solar energy in a fun, intriguing, and meaningful way. They offer workshops, kits, resources, and lots more. Check out their website: http://www.solarschoolhouse.net/index.html.

Energy for Keeps: Electricity from Renewable Energy” is a helpful book: www.energyforkeeps.org.

The National Energy Education Development Project (www.need.org/) has been working with teachers for over 30 years. They have a wealth of resources to buy or download.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has a variety of resources for K-12, college and adult learners, including competitions. Professional development opportunities for teachers at all levels are also available. http://www.nrel.gov/learning/

The U.S. Department of Energy has lesson plans, links, activities, and information for teachers and students on a variety of energy and efficiency topics at apps1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/. More information is also available from the Energy Information Administration: www.eia.doe.gov/kids/.

The California Energy Commission has an interactive website on energy topics at www.energyquest.ca.gov/.

The Florida Solar Energy Center has lots of materials for K-12 teachers and students, plus links to other websites at www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/curricula/index.htm.

For current energy news from around the world, see the magazine, “Renewable Energy World.” http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home

The American Solar Energy Society website provides information on the ASES National Solar Conference, SOLAR TODAY magazine, and the ASES National Solar Tour http://www.ases.org/.

To learn more about wind power, check out the American Wind Energy Association website at http://www.awea.org/index.aspx.

The KidWind Project provides great information for teachers and students on wind power, classroom activities, resources, challenges, and workshops just for students and teachers. http://www.kidwind.org/

The GreenLearning Canada Foundation provides teachers with free, online education programs about energy and sustainability. http://www.greenlearning.ca/

There is also plenty of information on renewable energy and how to calculate your carbon footprint on BEF's main website http://www.b-e-f.org/.