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K-12 Energy Education Resources|School of Energy Resources

K-12 Energy Education
K-12 Energy Lesson Plans

The interdisciplinary topic of energy resources can be embedded throughout K-12 curriculum.  Whether you are teaching fourth graders the history of Wyoming or sophomores the laws of physics, energy resource studies can serve as a fascinating, real-world topic to engage students.

The University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources is happy to support your efforts to integrate energy topics into your classroom in any subject area.  Please periodically check back as we expect this webpage to become more comprehensive and effective in supporting your classroom efforts. 

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans

Introducing Wyoming's Energy Resources
An overall introduction to Wyoming's energy resources
Social Studies, Geography, Economics 3rd-6th
Energizing Wyoming
Introduces students to energy resources available in Wyoming both in their location and terminology
Social Studies, Geography, History 5th-8th

Energy Pros and Cons
This lesson helps students understand the complexity of energy issues

Geography, Science Social Studies 3rd-5th

E3A Wind Energy
E3A (Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternative Youth Energy Activity Guide) is designed to help guide youth in their exploration of energy and energy technology

Science 4th-7th

Mapping Wyoming’s Energy Resources
Lesson focuses on geographic location of Wyoming’s energy resources

Social Studies, Geography, Economics 3rd-5th

Energy Unit
This 8-week energy unit is targeted for high school level science courses and covers a wide-range of energy resources
Supplemental PPT, 8.2
Supplemental PPT, 8.6

Science, Physics 9th-12th

More Than Words
Introduces students to the key words, locations, and possible negative impacts of energy resources

Social Studies, Geography, U.S. History, Language Arts 6th-8th

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