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Last Updated on:  06/25/2015 06:30 AM

For  Kids
Energy Kids Page   Solar Energy:  An online, interactive educational Web site that encourages students in grades 3-7 to become Energy Hog Busters, teaching them about energy efficiency. (Developed by the Advertising Council and Energy Outreach Colorado)
Solar Energy: Become a Sun Chef!:  School gardening projects fit easily into the curriculum and enhance studies in a wide range of subjects, but they also have a special value all their own. Some schools have always had gardens, but gardens for teaching have a more recent history.  A small visitor to our garden -- he was fascinated with the pots of green pepper plants (Midori Hiraga) Over the last 30 years many thousands of schools have incorporated gardening into the curriculum. With the growing experience of school gardening has come a great deal of evidence of the multiple benefits to be gained.

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Renewable Energy Sources:  geology and history of oil. It is aimed at 13-15 year olds, but should be useful to children and adults of all ages. Various topics provide information on the history of oil, the geology basis for oil, its uses, tools used to find oil, the steps that need to occur for there to be an economic accumulation of oil underground, and so forth.
Teachers: FREE Hands-on, Multidisciplinary Lesson Plans:  Study the rotation rate of the Sun and the planets. This lesson includes several hands-on activities to familiarize yourself with the concept of rotation. You will then use movies made with actual solar images to study the rotation rate of the Sun.
Tidal:  a treasure-trove of information and activities to support energy studies in UK schools. Energy Chest has been developed for pupils aged 8-14 years 
Weather Works: Wind:  Site contains three simple lesson plans to introduce the concept of wind to the class and its many roles.

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University Programs
Centre for Research on Transportation (CRT)  :  at the University of Minnesota includes information about seminar series and other resources. It features a biocatalysts database for bioconversion.
University of Idaho:  Energy Research Group Carry out research on low-energy and passive solar building design and host the site for the European Solar Industry Federation ESIF. Many excellent well-illustrated reports on EU funded research projects are available in pdf format but you'll need a fast link to deal with the monster file sizes!

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