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).

We’ll be posting new activities several times a week, with lessons for ages K-12.  Each lesson will include a short reading, worksheet and additional learning resources. View lessons for:

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

High school

Upcoming virtual classes

Make STEAM education come alive for your students with free, professional workshops that include hands-on activities and materials.

Tuesday, September 8, 4 – 5 PM 

Davin Bowker of SJUSD will lead educators through activities in which they will learn how to build and diagram circuits and the presentation strategies necessary to support NGSS. This class is suitable for grades 3-9.

Wednesday, November 4, 4 - 5 PM

Join us as we explore activities to engage students in the study of watersheds. Learn techniques for delineating these features on maps to calculating the effects of changing land use patterns and understanding relationships in data used to monitor potential impacts to water quality.  This class is suitable for grades 4-12.

Thursday, November 5, 4 - 5 PM

Join us for an evening of activities to engage students in the water sector from the urban water cycle to learning basic skills to interpret streamflow relationships. Suitable for grades K-12.

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