Free resources for educators
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.
Let’s shape tomorrow’s energy leaders with education and inspiration.
Virtual classroom visits
Check out our free interactive, NGSS based self-paced lessons.
Our staff is ready to join your class and lead your students through an engaging live exploration. We’ll even send teachers project materials for your students to reinforce learning objectives.
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NGSS Standard: 1-ESS1-1/2
Description: Students learn about the movement of the sun in the sky.
Hands-on activity: Sundial using sidewalk chalk and their own bodies.
NGSS Standard: 2-ESS1-1
Description: Learn about the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy.
Hands-on activity: Making a “cootie catcher” renewable energy game.
NGSS Standard: 3-PS2-3
Description: Students learn all about magnetic forces.
Hands-on activity: Magnets and magnetic race cars.
NGSS Standard: 4-PS3-3
Description: What types of energy does the sun produce?
Hands-on activity: Experiment with UV beads to understand UV radiation, visible light, and more.
NGSS Standard: 5-PS1-3
Description: How is static electricity created? Can you predict static charges?
Hands-on activity: Common household materials.
NGSS Standard: MS-ETS1-1
Description: Learn the four basic parts of an electric circuit.
Hands-on activity: Light up circuit greeting cards.
Looking for lesson plans to download and use all on your own? Check out these resources we’ve put together to help you teach your students about energy and sustainability.
LED Paper Crafting
Make electric greeting cards and learn all about simple circuits with LEDs, a battery and a whole bunch of creativity.
Show your class how to save energy at home
- SMUD videos – learn about energy efficiency in your home