Virtual classroom visits - new
We are now offering free virtual classroom visits, including hands-on materials, so your students can build, discover and learn at a distance. There are multiple lessons to choose from:
- Each lesson includes a fun, interactive self-paced online activity which can be assigned as class time or homework.
- Our staff will join your class to lead your students through an engaging live exploration of your energy and/or sustainability topic.
- We’ll send project materials for your students to reinforce learning objectives.
- We’ll provide worksheets to accompany each lesson.
- Lessons available for all grade levels and target NGSS standards.
To sign up for a free lesson email ETCmail@smud.org.
Upcoming virtual classes
Make STEAM education come alive for your students with free, professional workshops that include hands-on activities and materials.
Wednesday, January 27, 4 - 5 PM
Join the National Energy Education Development (NEED) team to explore the forms energy takes, the difference between potential and kinetic energy, and the various ways energy is created.
Wednesday, February 10, 4 - 5:30 PM
After reading the book Hello Lighthouse to participants, teachers learn how to lead their student in the construction of a lighthouse “built to last forever” using items they have at home.
Thursday, February 11, 4 – 5 PM
Did you know that the single biggest source of carbon emissions in the United States is transportation? Experts from the National Energy Education Development project (NEED) will lead us through an engaging discussion of the various ways we move things around and how transportation uses energy.
YES is a three-day climate and sustainability summit for junior and senior students at high schools in Sacramento county.
Join SMUD at the Historic Folsom Powerhouse for a family fun day of science activities, exhibits, tours and more.
Middle school students create 1-2 minute video showing why it’s so cool to drive electric.
Explore our library of standards-based lesson plans, hands-on activity guides, educational animated videos, and other STEAM related content.
Parent resources for children
Looking for ways to keep kids engaged while learning at home?
Keep your home learners engaged with age-appropriate, standards-based lessons from SMUD and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).
Each lesson will include a short reading, worksheet and additional learning resources. View lessons for:
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