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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.


Lesson Title Subject Grade Level

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 f 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  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

Wallop K-12 Virtual Library

The Wallop K-12 project has created a catalog of content that is available to Wyoming teachers free of charge. Recordings include thought provoking questions that K-12 classes can follow up on. Energy content experts produce a 2-page teacher resource guide that accompanies the topic that includes additional information, discussion questions/activities, and additional resources. Wallop organizes the online catalog such that classroom teachers can easily find content. Classroom teachers make use of the catalog as best suits their needs. They can schedule a synchronous “Ask Me Anything” discussion with the faculty member after their class has used the videos/handouts. You can check out the video library on WyoLearn here.

Other information about the Wallop Program is also available here:

All Areas  K-12th


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Laramie, WY 82071

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Fax: 307-766-6701


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