A Toolkit for Teachers and Parents


A Toolkit for Teachers and Parents

Thank you for considering fossil energy education in your classroom curriculum. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is excited to present printable study guides and activities emphasizing the importance of coal, natural gas, and petroleum to our everyday lives. More importantly, we hope to familiarize students with the science and technologies that make using fossil fuels cleaner.

We hope you find our information useful.  If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our educational materials, please contact us.

Elementary School

  • Conserving Electric Energy: A classroom activity whereby students participate in two experiments in which they gain an appreciation for their dependency on electricity, and learn how regulating the rate of energy consumption makes the energy source last longer.
  • Word Find (including answer key)

Middle School

High School