Working together in teams, students build a solar race car and compete for fastest car, best design, best engineering and more.
An exciting two days of teamwork, competition and discovery takes place every year at our Rancho Seco Recreational Area.
YES is a three-day climate and sustainability summit for junior and senior students at high schools in Sacramento county.
Explore our library of standards-based lesson plans, hands-on activity guides, educational animated videos, and other STEAM related content.
We offer free classroom visits, including hands-on materials, so your students can build, discover and learn.
We offer multiple lessons for you 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.
Parent resources for children
Looking for ways to keep kids engaged while learning at home?
Access age-appropriate, standards-based lessons from SMUD and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED).
Each lesson includes a short reading, worksheet and additional learning resources. View lessons for:
We're proud to light your homes, your businesses and the streets around your neighborhood. And because we're community-owned and not-for-profit, we keep you at the heart of all we do, like supporting local schools with fun, hands-on science education.
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