Sustainable Energy

Demystify renewable energy with activities in solar, wind, biomass, and anaerobic digestion

Sustainable Energy Hands-on Learning Lessons

Closed Loop Agriculture and Methane Digestion(Grades k-12)

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Be Energy Smart- Appliance Energy Challenge (Grades 6-12)

  • Objectives: Students will begin to learn ways to save energy by understanding the energy requirements of various types of household and personal electrical appliances. They will relate the issue of nonrenewable energy resources to their own use of energy.
  • Hands-on Activity: Appliance Energy Challenge
  • On-Site Activity:

Cookies, Miles, & CO2 (Grades 5-10)

  • Objectives:

    Students will discuss relationships between food transport and coarbon emissions in the atmosphere. Students will be able to describe the concept of “Think Global, Act Local” as it relates to world energy consumption reducing carbon emissions. Students will be motivated to “buy local”.

  • Hands-on Activity: "Cookie Miles" demonstration
  • On-Site Activity:

Mining ChoCOALate (Grades 5-10)

  • Objectives:

    Students will discuss relationships between mining chocolate chips from cookies to world energy resource issues (supplies, technology, and political factors). Students will be able to describe the concept of “Think Global, Act Local” as it relates to world energy resources.

  • Hands-on Activity: "Cookie Mining" demonstration
  • On-Site Activity:

Last updated April 20, 2018