Below is information about the student activity/lesson plan.


K-5, 6-8, 9-12


Bioenergy, Wind Energy, Solar


Students explore energy sources, efficiency, and conservation with hands-on activities for the home and classroom environments. Students andĀ  familiesĀ install measures from the Home Energy Efficiency Kits that correspond to the lessons learned in the classroom, and discuss their own energy use. The lessons are:

  • Setting the Stage - What is Energy?
  • Using Energy at School
  • Using Energy at Home
  • Measuring the Energy We Use
  • Insulation and Weatherization
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Water and Heating
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Appliances and Machines
  • What We Have Learned

Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

Plan Time

One to two 45-minute class periods and time at home


Handouts and other materials needed detailed within curriculum guide.


Standards are listed at the beginning of the curriculum guide.


The NEED Project

Lesson Plans/Activity

Saving Energy at Home and School (11 lessons): Teacher Guide
Saving Energy at Home and School (11 lessons): Student Guide