Instructional videos and free lesson plans

Are you looking for innovative and motivational ways to teach your class about energy and the environment?

We offer a variety of free resources to help teachers inspire and encourage students to learn in fun ways. Engage your students in math and science with these interactive activities. 

We would love to help you find the right tools for your classroom. Call 1-916-732-6738 or e-mail to find out about borrowing materials.


Measuring Your Energy Use 

Bring the topics of energy and environment to your math and science lessons and show students how to measure energy use. SMUD will lend watt meters for your use and give you copies of materials at no cost.

Vampire Load 

Get students to think about the cost, both financial and environmental, of using energy and how to avoid wasting it.  Students will learn to recognize and calculate the cost of devices that draw power when not in use.

Show your class how to save energy at home

  • SMUD videos – learn about energy efficiency in your home

Experiential learning with our friendly STEM competitions

Let’s shape tomorrow’s energy leaders with education and inspiration.