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Energy is neither created nor destroyed -- and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. Where does energy come from, and where does it go? Watch this video to learn how energy flows through the Earth’s natural systems, including its clean, renewable energy sources. | Video by Josh Sneideman of the Energy Department, TED-Ed.

For kids of all ages, there is always something new to learn about science and technology. The Energy Department supports science education through educational online content, resources for parents and teachers, internships and student partnership programs, and national events like Solar Decathlon and the National Science Bowl.

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#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Our latest #WomenInSTEM profile's career is like "a real-life videogame" -- while leaving a cleaner future for her son.

Go Back to School with Energy.gov Resources

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student looking to learn more about energy topics, the Energy Department has you covered.

Green is Our Favorite Color: Students Fill in the Lines with Energy-themed Coloring Book
A page from the Get Current coloring book.

Now that school is back in full swing, the Department of Energy has plenty of engaging activities to help students learn about renewable energy and efficiency.

Video: Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

Solar Decathlon 2013 might have ended, but it is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation's clean energy leaders.

Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

Video documents a group of fourth graders quest to take their classroom "off the grid."

Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy
Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved  mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.

Counting down our list of top things you didn't know about solar energy -- read on for more on the most abundant energy resource known to mankind.