Energy for Kids

               Energy - Solar Energy - Wind - Geothermal - Biomass - Hydro - For Teachers

Energy:

EERE Kids Saving Energy
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/

Energy Ant and DOE
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/

Basic Elements - Fuel for the Future - Thinkquest
http://library.thinkquest.org/04apr/00215/

Alliant Energy Kids
http://www.alliantenergykids.com/index.htm

Energy Facts and Information (thanks to Sarah W.)
http://www.easyapplianceparts.com/resources/Facts-And-Information-All-About-Energy.aspx


Energy Primer from NSTA
http://web.archive.org/web/20060509123805/http://www2.nsta.org/energy/

EnergyQuest from California
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html

Energy Questions and Answers from Explorit 
http://www.explorit.org/science/energy.html

Energy vs. Power from the Exploratorium   
http://exs.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/energy-vs-power/

Renewable Energy Activities for Grades 6-8
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/gen/fy01/30927.pdf

Energy Hotlists from the Franklin Institute - http://www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/energy.php

The Secret Lives of Energy - http://fi.edu/guide/hughes/

Animating Energy Online - http://www.fi.edu/guide/chandler/index.html


Solar:

DOE - http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=solar_home-basics-k.cfm

EnergyQuest
    http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter15.html

Solar Radiation Basics from EERE
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/solar/index.cfm/mytopic=50012
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/solar/index.cfm/mytopic=50011

Alliant Energy for Kids - http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyandTheEnvironment/RenewableEnergy/022400

Plans for Solar Cookers
    http://solarcooking.org/plans/
The Solar Cooking Archive
    http://solarcooking.org/

Solar Energy Education for Kids of All Ages
http://www.green-planet-solar-energy.com/solar-energy-education.html


Materials that Absorb Solar Energy
from ReachOut Michigan
    http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/solarenergy.html

Solar Experiments:

    Solar Energy Experiment
        http://web.archive.org/web/20040724084250/http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/solarheat.html

    Solar S'Mores - http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/smores.html
   
    The Solar Apple Baker 
        http://web.archive.org/web/20040603171456/http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/solarbake.html
  

    Solar Hot Dog Cooker -
      http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/energy/solardogs.html

    Sun Star Solar Cooker -
     
http://web.archive.org/web/20040603173243/http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/accessone/sunstar.htm
   
    Build a Simple Sundial -
      http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/Academy/Earth/Sundial/Sundial-ConstructSimple.html

      Northern Hemisphere template

   
Principles of Solar Box Cooking - http://solarcooking.org/sbcdes.htm

    Watts on Schools Activities -
http://www.wattsonschools.com/activities.htm

    Build a Solar Water Heater -  http://www.science.org.au/nova/005/005act06.htm


    Fun With the Sun  Grades K-2 -
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/gen/fy01/30928.pdf

    Solar Energy education - http://www.green-planet-solar-energy.com/solar-energy-education.html


    Harnessing Sunlight from Affordable Lamps and thanks to Barbara H.
          http://www.affordablelamps.com/guide-to-learning-about-solar-power.html


Wind:

DOE Wind - http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=wind_home-basics-k.cfm

EERE - http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/wind/index.cfm/mytopic=50014

Energy Quest - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter16.html

Wind Energy - http://www.kids.esdb.bg/wind.html

Wind Power from NGS - http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/wind-power-profile/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory - http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_wind.html

Alliant Energy for Kids - http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyandTheEnvironment/RenewableEnergy/022397

From Windmills to Whirligigs - http://www.smm.org/sln/vollis/index/frontvollis.html


Geothermal:

DOE - http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=geothermal_home-basics-k.cfm

EERE - http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/geothermal/index.cfm/mytopic=50004

Geothermal Energy Facts - Intro and Advanced -
http://geothermal.marin.org/
   
EnergyQuest - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter11.html
   
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_geothermal.html

Geothermal Energy from NGS - http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/geothermal-profile/

Alliant Energy for Kids - http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyandTheEnvironment/RenewableEnergy/022401

Energy4Me - http://www.energy4me.org/energy-facts/energy-sources/geothermal/


Biomass:

EnergyQuest 
    http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter10.html


DOE -
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=biomass_home-basics-k.cfm

EERE - http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/biomass/index.cfm/mytopic=50001

Alliant Energy for Kids -
   
http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyandTheEnvironment/RenewableEnergy/022398

National Renewable Energy Laboratory - http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biomass.html

Mr. Darvill's page - http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/biomass.htm


Hydroelectric:

EnergyQuest - hydro power
    http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter12.html

EERE - http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/hydropower/index.cfm/mytopic=50006

DOE Hydroelectric -
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=hydropower_home-basics-k.cfm
    
Ocean Power - http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=hydropower_home-basics#hydropower_ocean_thermal_energy_conversion-basics

EnergyQuest - ocean power - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter14.html  

EERE - Ocean Power - http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/ocean/index.cfm/mytopic=50007

Alliant Energy for Kids - http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyBasics/AllAboutElectricity/000419


For Teachers:

Energy Puzzles and Games from EnergyQuest - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/games/index.html

Energy Lesson Plans from the Alliance to Save Energy
http://ase.org/lessonplans

EnergyNet Community Web
http://www.energynet.net/resource/elementary_level_resources.html

Energy Lessons from Science Netlinks
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/energy-sources-and-use/

Energy Education and Training from EERE
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/default.aspx

Forms of Energy activities by grade level
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/energy.htm

Solar Science Curriculum Model from Tucson, AZ
http://instech.tusd.k12.az.us/environment/index.htm

Solar Matters:
  Grades K-2 -
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/curricula/sm1/index.htm
  Grades 3-5 - http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/curricula/sm2/index.htm

  Grades 6-8 - http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/curricula/sm3/index.htm
Understanding Solar Energy
 
Grades 9-12 - http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/curricula/use/index.htm

Wind Energy hotlist from the Franklin Institute
http://www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/wind.php

Potential and Kinetic Energy Experiment with marbles Grades 4+
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/physical16.html

The Energy Game - Print out the game board and follow the rules
http://www.miltonhydro.com/main.php?section=community&sub1=powerkids&sub2=pow_power_projects

Watt's That? Energy Games
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/wattsthat_junior/

 

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