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Keyword: Energy consumption, 31 Links

How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Age Groups: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Tells what you need and how to make a pizza box into a solar oven.
Source: Solar Now Inc.
URL: http://www.solarnow.org/pizzabx.htm

Energy and How We Use It
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Describes what energy is, where it comes from and how is it used.
Source: Rocky Mountain Inst.
URL: http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid479.php

Just About the Sun and Solar Energy
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A listing of links to information on the sun and solar energy, and to related activites.
Source: Sue Lebeau
URL: http://www.suelebeau.com/sun.htm

Fun Energy Facts
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Facts related to renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, how energy is used, the science of energy and saving energy.
Source: Energy Information Administration
URL: http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/index.html

Ten Things You Can Do to Stop Wasting Energy
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION/ENERGY CONSUMPTION: List of ways to save energy in the home.
Source: Watts New
URL: http://www.wattsnew.com/wattsnew3/monster10/monstposter-GIF.html

Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION:Definition of energy with links to different types of energy production and conservation.
Source: Environmental Literacy Council
URL: http://www.enviroliteracy.org/category.php/4.html

What is an Alternative Fuel?
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture/ENERGY Consumption/Transportation: Describes ethanol and its benefits as an alternative fuel.
Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/altfuel/altfuels.html

How Batteries Work
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Describes parts of batteries and how they work.
Source: Batteries Plus
URL: http://www.batteriesplus.com/(w0gx3d555kzkan55lvxg4mm1)/intro.aspx

How Hydropower Works
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: How hydropower plants work to create energy including advantages and disadvantages.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://hydropower.inel.gov/hydrofacts/how_hydro_works.shtml

Pollution-Free Electricity [PDF]
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Description of how a renewable hydrogen-powered fuel cell works.
Source: Minnesota Office for Environmental Assistance
URL: http://www.moea.state.mn.us/berc/dfe-energy.pdf

Multidisciplinary Lesson Plans
Abstract: CURRICULA: elementary, middle and high school. Curriculum Planning, ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Topics include: Acid Rain, Cost Effective Buying, Converting Fuels to Obtain Energy, Energy Efficiency and more. Free for classroom use, each plan can be downloaded as a PDF file and printed out. A number of them are used in ASE's Green Schools Program.
Source: Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
URL: http://www.ase.org/section/_audience/educators/lessons/

Watts on Your Mind: Teacher's Lounge
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: Curriculum Planning, ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Lesson plans designed to interest students in the environment and the science of how energy works.
Source: Watts New
URL: http://www.wattsnew.com/learn3/teachlounge.html

National Junior Solar Sprint
Abstract: CURRICULA: Upper Elementary and Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Student teams apply math, science and creativity to construct and race solar powered cars.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/education/jss_hfc.html

Home Energy Checkup
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: An interactive guide to saving money and increasing comfort in your home while reducing energy use and pollution at the same time.
Source: Alliance to Save Energy
URL: http://www.ase.org/section/_audience/consumers/homecheckup/

Home Energy Saver
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Middle school: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Figure out how much energy you use in your home and how you can save some, interactive site.
Source: Environmental Energy Technologies Division
URL: http://hes.lbl.gov/

Earth Café
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: A television series converted into sixteen 30-minute videos on development topics that include water, energy conservation, recycling, wastewater treatment, pesticides, household hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, and pollution prevention.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Region8/env_ed/earthcafe.html

Energy Quest
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Learn about energy and how to save it. This fun site features large text, lots of illustrations, coloring pages, games, puzzles, and more.
Source: California Energy Commission
URL: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov

Rebuild America: Teacher Links
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Energy Consumption, MATERIALS SOURCES: Lesson plans, science projects, resource materials, energy-saving programs and novel events based on energy saving.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://www.rebuild.org/sectors/SectorPages/EnergyEducation.asp

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Receive responses to questions on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/informationcenter/

Sun 4 Schools
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Information on and how to get involved in a solar power project promoting use of photovoltaic systems in schools. Demonstrates the benefits of solar energy within a unique educational opportunity for students and their communities.
Source: Montana GreenPower
URL: http://www.montanagreenpower.com/solar/schools/sun4schools.html

Fuel Economy
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, TRANSPORTATION: Find and compare cars for their fuel economy. Also gas mileage tips, fuel economy guide, and information on fuel cell, alternative fuel, and hybrid vehicles.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

National Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: A classroom-based, hands-on educational program for middle school students. JSS student teams construct model solar-powered cars and race them in interscholastic competitions hosted within their schools, states or regions. This site gives information on how to start or join a JSS competition.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (DOE-NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/education/jss_hfc.html

Energy and Society
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary/Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.
Source: Project Learning Tree
URL: http://www.plt.org/curriculum/energy.cfm

Energy and Society
Abstract: CURRICULUM: All Ages: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.
Source: Project Learning Tree
URL: http://eelink.net/ee-news-signup.html

BioDiesel for Kids [PDF]
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Definition and description of what biodiesel is and how it is beneficial.
Source: BioDiesel
URL: http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/fuelfactsheets/kids_sheet.pdf

Energy for Keeps: Electricity from Renewable Energy
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Upper Elementary/Middle School/ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A comprehensive and even-handed study of renewable energy sources. The guide covers the history, availability, impacts, technologies and management of energy sources used to produce electricity.
Source: Educators for the Environment
URL: http://www.energyforkeeps.org/preview.html

What is Sustainable Development?
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture, Air Quality, Energy, Waste Management, Water Quality: Information describing components of sustainable development.
Source: The World Bank Group
URL: http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/sd.html

Renewables are Ready: A Guide to Teaching Renewable Energy [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Middle School Age: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, Curriculum Planning : A guide to help introduce students to renewable energy technologies and the political and economic conditions necessary for their implementation. It contains a set of classroom activities with detailed instructions and an expanded list of project suggestions.
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
URL: http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/clean_energy/Renewablesready_fullreport.pdf

Energy Hog Scavenger Hunt [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A questionnaire and check-list to check your home for energy savings or waste.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.energyhog.org/pdf/ScavengerHunt.pdf

Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book
Abstract: Air Quality, Energy Consumption, Waste Management: ACTIVITY: Lower Elementary: Printable booklet for Earth Day activities.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region5/publications/happy/happy.htm

Turning on the Juice
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Energy Consumption: Activity: Have fun learning about electricity and power companies. Contains teacher links, homework links, and links on understanding utilities.
Source: Southern Company Electric Organization
URL: http://www.southerncompany.com/learningpower/home.asp

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