K-12 Resources

Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE)

The Foundation for Water and Energy Education is committed to providing balanced information regarding the use of water as a renewable energy resource in the Northwest. Their website contains curriculum, activities, and discussion topics ranging from the water cycle, hydroelectric power in America, and more.

Get Into Energy

The Get Into Energy program produced by the Center for Energy Workforce Development contains quizzes, videos, and activities for teachers, parents, and youth to help them learn about what skills students need in order to find a successful career in the energy industry. View the recap for the 2014 “Careers in Energy Week”

Save on Energy Kids Learning Center

Explore energy savings and electrical safety with fun coloring workbooks featuring “Nico the Ninja.” Parents will find ideas for activities and saving energy around the house. Visit the Save on Energy Kids Learning Center

Activities and information for parents (p), kids (k), students (s), and teachers (t):

Avista Utilities—Interactive games, videos and lessons for kids, parents and teachers.
(p/t/s/k) www.avistakids.com/main.html

Bonneville Power Administration—Educational resources for teachers and students, grades 4-12. Material focuses on hydropower, electricity, renewable energy, climate change, environment fish and wildlife and energy efficiency.
(t) www.bpa.gov/PublicInvolvement/CommunityEducation/CurriculumActivities/Pages/default.aspx
(t/s) www.bpa.gov/PUBLICINVOLVEMENT/COMMUNITYEDUCATION/Pages/default.aspx
(k) www.bpa.gov/Power/pl/columbia/page5.htm

Idaho Power—Educational resources support energy efficiency outreach to schools, civic organizations, community centers and more.
(t) www.idahopower.com/EnergyEfficiency/educationalResources/default.cfm
(t) www.idahopower.com/NewsCommunity/Community/education/orderMaterials.cfm

NorthWestern Energy—Games, activities and information for kids, parents and teachers.
(k) http://c03.apogee.net/contentplayer/?utilityid=northwestern3&coursetype=kids

Portland General Electric—Energy and safety resources for teachers and dedicated a webpage for kids.
(k) www.e-smartonline.net/portland/index.php

Puget Sound Energy—From energy-efficiency incentives for school buildings and renewable energy programs, to workshops and curriculum for teachers and students, PSE offers resources for educators and facility managers to move energy management to the head of the class.
(t) http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForSchools/Pages/Links-for-Students.aspx

Seattle City Light
(k) Cooking with Kilowatts: http://www.seattle.gov/light/recipe/#

Sites for everyone

Free energy resources: http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=249&res_feature_request=1

California Energy Commission: www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html
Dept. of Energy activity and color book: www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/
Energy Star Kids: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index
Kid’s Energy Education Guide: https://www.saveonenergy.com/kids-learning-center/
NSF’s iPad ap: http://science360.gov/ipad/
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)—the “best dam simulator ever”: www.omsi.edu/exhibits/damsimulation/
Schoolhouse Rock Energy Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBu9LZa8Yrk
Touchstone Energy: www.kidsenergyzone.com/
U.S. Energy Information Administration: www.eia.gov/kids/