Energy Education Resources


On this page you will find information about and links to high-quality energy education materials. Many of the resources listed here are used in the Alliance’s Green Schools Program. The resources are divided into free materials and materials available for a fee.

Free Materials 

California Energy Commission

CONSERVE & RENEW: An Energy Educational Activity Package for Grades 4-6
With a focus on conservation and renewable energy resources, this manual is flexible in order to fit into the curriculum of all classrooms. The lessons engage students in cooperative and class learning.

The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)

NEED Energy Infobooks
This comprehensive resource gives up-to-date statistics and a full history of all energy issues: electricity, fossil fuels, hydropower, global climate change, and more. Designed for use by students and/or as a reference for educators, the Infobooks are available at the Primary, Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary levels. Also check out the Infobook Activities, developed to reinforce the information in the Infobooks.

U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade
This booklet is published by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to provide students, educators, and other information users a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-related educational materials. Copies of this publication are available free of charge from NEIC.

Materials for a Fee

Channing L. Bete Co., Inc.

How to Save Energy; A Coloring & Activities Book (1998) Grades K – 3
This coloring and activity book makes learning fun. Fifteen pages of activities teach kids simple ways to save energy. The book makes a good introduction to the study of energy efficiency for the younger grades.

Let’s Save Energy! An Information and Activities Book (1998) Grades 4 – 6
This information and activity book conveys key learning concepts in energy efficiency education. The activities consist of word games, puzzles, and mazes—all leading up to students who are more aware of their responsibility to the goal of energy efficiency.

National Energy Foundation

Energy Management In and Around Your School Poster (1994) Grades 5-10
This fun, colorful poster presents an inside look at the energy systems at work in every school. The questions on the back require students to examine their own school’s systems and their own energy habits. This is a great device for learning about energy efficiency as a system, not just a collection of behaviors.