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Welcome to Girls of Energy!  This is a place to learn about some amazing scientists at the US Department of Energy doing exciting things and solving some pretty big challenges.  We invite you to explore these pages, watch some cool videos, and download some fun activities.  We hope to inspire you through the stories and personas of these exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges.  Go ahead, explore and try it out.  Who knows?  You could be the one to make the next big scientific discovery to help all of humanity.

Girls of Energy Lessons and Activities

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Power Sources - Plasma Ball 

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Power Sources - Fusion Physics 

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Energy Efficiency 

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Safety and Security 

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Innovative Technologies