Climate Kids is produced by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology. Renewable energy resources and activities include: the Power Up Game in which students can earn a medal by supplying an entire city with renewable energy; Interview of a Renewable Energy Scientist, Gallery of Energy: photos of renewable energy projects; How to Make Sun S’mores; and Climate Bingo.
The Energy Kids website is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The site includes a variety of energy-related resources and activities organized into several main categories: What is Energy?, Sources of Energy, Using & Saving Energy, History of Energy, Games and Activities, Related Links, Energy Calculators, and a Glossary. The Teacher’s Guide provides interactive activities, using Energy Kids as a resource, to teach students about energy while improving research and reading skills. Included are interdisciplinary lessons and activities in language arts, math, performing arts, science and social studies, organized by grade levels from primary through high school.
Teacher Guide & Resources: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=teacher_guide
Energy Quest, hosted by the California Energy Commission, was launched on the Internet on October 1, 1995, to celebrate October as National Energy Awareness Month. Information on Energy Quest’s website was developed and is maintained by the Media & Public Communications Office of the Commission in consultation with Commission staff and educational experts. Resources include The Energy Story, with information on all sources of energy, Movie Room, Ask Professor Quester, Energy Library, Energy News, Energy Vampires, Games, Science Projects, Solar Facts, Super Scientists, Transportation Energy, and Parents’ and Teachers’ Resources.