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"A Guide to the Energy of the Earth" is an animated TED-Ed video featuring the seven energy literacy principles in action. Use the associated lesson in your classroom or create your own questions for the videos to flip the lesson. The video is applicable to all ages and can be tailored to your lessons on earth's energy systems. Watch it here.
Conocimiento de Energía: Principios Esenciales y Conceptos Fundamentales para la Educación de Energía presenta conceptos de energía que, cuando se entienden y se aplican, ayudan a individuos y a comunidades a tomar decisiones sobre la energía con conocimiento de causa. The Spanish translation of the Energy Literacy Framework has been used by several countries, including the Organization of American States, as well as schools within the United States. Download it here: http://energy.gov/eere/energia
Want to understand more about energy consumption and use? Check out this fun state-by-state interactive tool that shows how much energy we are using with equivalents such as burritos and dynamite. Explore here: http://energy.gov/articles/how-much-do-you-consume
Want to work in the wind industry but don’t know what jobs are available or which skills you need? Check out the wind career map for an overview of occupations, competencies, and skills. Map out your wind career here: http://energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-career-map
Nevada's Clark County School District developed an energy literacy curriculum for its elementary schools. Helping kids think about energy from a young age is important for advancing energy literacy. To learn about the pilot program read this blog post | Photo Courtesy of Monica Brett
In 2015 see the complete set of seven Energy Literacy Principle videos. The Energy Department the Center for Geoscience and Society at the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), and the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), developed these videos to help educators bring key energy principles to the classroom.
California middle school students can explore the Energy 101 videos in the new iTextbook, Energy and Material Resources: Renewable or Not? These DOE videos are advancing #energy literacy by showcasing important energy efficient and renewable technologies. Watch the Energy 101 videos
2014 was an active year for advancing energy literacy across the country. The Energy Department and energy education organizations have been working with teachers, students, and families to help increase understanding of energy’s role in our world. Last year, we highlighted why energy education is important and connected educators and stakeholders with energy literacy resources at these events:
- Youth Forum on Africa in Washington, D.C. to highlight the importance of energy in building economies and securing young futures;
- Virtually at the Organization of the States of Americas Conference in Peru to highlight engaging Hispanic and Latino communities voices in energy policies;
- United Nations Global Sustainability Conference to integrate energy into sustainability education;
- D.C.-area teacher professional development days to provide teachers with the resources and knowledge of how to incorporate energy into the classroom and;
- D.C.-area school and non-profit energy events to expose diverse communities to energy projects and careers.
Some of the highlights of energy education partners who are using the Energy Literacy Framework around the country are highlighted in the photos above. Is your school using the Energy Literacy Framework? Email us to share your story at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2015 will be an even bigger year for energy literacy, with more Spanish-translated materials, engaging and fun student events, and interactive content ahead.