Energy Education

Earth Day Activities for Students

Organizations across the United States are providing Earth Day activities and lessons for students to complete.

Energy Office
The Energy Office has developed ten free energy lesson plans specifically for South Carolina teachers to use. These lessons align with the South Carolina Science Standards and indicate the grade level covered by the standard. Lesson topics include renewables, energy conservation, green buildings, energy sources, and transportation.
 
The Energy Office also manages EnergySaver.SC.GOV, a website with tons of tips for saving energy.

Earth Day Network Earth Day Quizzes
Take an Earth Day Quiz to test your knowledge.

US Department of Energy
While a professional energy audit provides the most complete picture of your home's energy use, a diligent self-assessment can help you pinpoint problem areas and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades.
 
The US Department of Energy also hosts energy-related videos on its YouTube page.

US Environmental Protection Agency
The USEPA provides a number of lessons and activities for students to complete about Earth Day.

US Green Building Council 
The US Green Building Council provides K-12 environmental lessons for learning at home on its website.

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

National Biodiesel Board
These resources include energy curriculum for eight- to 12-year-olds, a complete workbook with games, simple experiments that can be done with parental supervision, and worksheets.

National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project
NEED hosts a curriculum portfolio of 100+ teacher and student guides designed to engage and teach teachers and students about energy.

EdVenture
EdVenture has informational daily activities on the ”Today’s Play” section of their website.

Project Energy Savers 
Project Energy Savers has released complimentary coloring sheets in English and Spanish.