Energy Education

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The Energy Office’s “Energy 2 Learn” provides classroom lesson plans and other resources for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. All program materials are correlated to the SC Department of Education’s science, math, language arts and social studies standards and are available at no cost to teachers, schools and students.

This program has been recognized by the US Department of Energy and the National Association of State Energy Officials as one of the best and most comprehensive energy education programs in the nation.

Classroom Energy Lesson Plans
The Energy Office offers teachers energy lesson plans designed for specific age groups. They range from lessons exploring what energy is to learning about nuclear power.

Energy Education Resource Hub
The Energy Office provides a wide range of energy materials for teachers, parents, and students in South Carolina that offers everything from ideas for science experiments to fun games and icebreakers! 

Kids’ Page
The US Department of Energy developed a Kids’ Page with fun facts, games, puzzles and even a history of energy dating back to the dinosaurs, plus get energy news and other cool stuff for the classroom.

Also, the nation’s schools are helping to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency. Students can do their part by visiting the ENERGY STAR Kids site. The site contains several interactive pages with tips on how students can save energy every day and learn more about why energy efficiency is so important to protecting the environment.

Duke Energy has created a fun game for school-age children to help understand the real-world costs of different types of energy generation. The Energy Challenge is an educational tool to demonstrate the tradeoffs of choosing an energy generation mix that will meet future energy demand while minimizing CO2 emissions and keeping costs as low as possible. Students try to combine different types of electricity generation while keeping costs low! It is only intended to be a simulation to create a better understanding of generation decision-making.