At Berkeley Lab, the Workforce Development & Education Office provides hands-on workshops, lab visits, outreach to the community, and mentored internships for students and faculty in order to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians.
The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a searchable library of K-12 Lesson Plans & Activities.
EERE Solar Office: Resources for teaching about solar including videos, graphics and animations.
The Department of Energy’s America’s Home Energy Education Challenge is designed to help students and their families save energy while earning awards for their schools.
Energy Kids, a site run by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, has a wide range of activities for students and information about how teachers can put this site to use.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Energy Explained site is a nonpartisan source for up-to-date energy facts and data on the entire range of energy topics.
BITES (Building, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios) tool is an interactive framework that lets users explore the energy and carbon implications of altering the current U.S. energy profile. Using 'what-if' scenarios, users are able to adjust inputs to the electricity generation, buildings, industry and transportation sectors in order to compare outcomes to baseline reference cases.
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. SEE Action offers publications, events, and technical assistance to state and local decision makers as they provide low-cost, reliable energy to their communities through energy efficiency. SEE Action has a listserv with announcements about upcoming events and new publications. Registration for newsletter can be found on their homepage.
Fun With Science Field Trips are opportunities for elementary schools to experience hands-on science learning with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. During the field trip, students will enjoy a combination of science displays, group activities, and hands-on experiments. Activities are matched to fifth grade California State Science Standards.
ACS Nuclear & Radiochemistry Undergraduate Summer Schools is hosted at San Jose State and Brookhaven National Lab. The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors two intensive six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy. Participants split between Liberal Arts and Research. Nearly 100 percent of participants go on to graduate studies or professional schools.