Energy Educator Resources

Tennessee 2018 Science Standards Connections 

Grade 4. ESS3.1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that some energy and fuel sources are renewable (sunlight, wind, water) and some are not (fossil fuels, minerals). 

Grade 6. ESS3.2. Investigate and compare existing and developing technologies that utilize renewable and alternative energy resources.

Activities & Resources

Captain Planet Foundation ecoSTEM Kit: Renewable Energy

ecoSTEM kits include cutting-edge project techniques, 3-dimensional learning, citizen science, and the best materials and equipment identified for each project. Students will investigate electrical circuits by building snap-together electronic projects that demonstrate renewable energy. Invention kits provide opportunities to design and build wind, water, and solar powered devices. Students can test variables, using multi-meters to measure the electricity generated by their inventions, and then refine the designs.

Local Programs

TN Energy Education Initiative (TEEI) 

Information about energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy management solutions. TEEI provides training, tools, and funding options to help Tennessee organizations take control of their energy usage.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) 

SACE promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) 

MLGW meets the utility needs of Memphis and Shelby County residents by delivering reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas and water service. MLGW offers green power options and energy efficiency education to residential customers and LEED incentives to commercial customers.

K-12 Tennessee Energy Education Network (TEEN)

The primary goal of TEEN is to engage K-12 students in learning the science of energy applying what they learn using the school as a real world lab. In turn, students will gain an interest in energy and educate their schools and communities regarding energy conservation, alternative and renewable energy resources, etc. TEEN also seeks to build content knowledge, especially as related to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and encourages students to pursue career paths in energy and related fields.  The primary objectives of the program are to assist educators with teaching the science of energy under STEM subjects, build student leaders by involving them in energy conservation activities in school, home and the community, and conduct Energy Education Camps/Workshops for K-12 Educators.