Curriculum Resources

Educator Resources

National Energy Education Development (NEED), Curriculum Resources

NEED offers K-12 resources and curriculum aligned with Next Gen Standards. You can select by grade level or topic. All of their offerings are free to use for educators.

Xcel Energy’s e-SMARTkids Program

Explore Xcel Energy’s virtual classrooms and resources for K-12 educators and students. Take a virtual tour of a powerplant and a wind farm, get ideas for energy projects and play games or puzzles.

Minnesota Power Teachers and Parents

Minnesota Power offers a variety of educational materials for K-12 educators including Windy Classroom, Louie Safety Materials, Hands-On Energy Efficiency and more.

Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Energy Industry Curriculum Center

A career in energy requires a strong foundation of the basics of the industry. These instructor guides, student guides, and hands-on activities developed by CEWD provide just that.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Ag in the Classroom, Educator Center

Recognize the importance of fuel energy and the fact that agriculture can produce biofuels, identify careers in these industries, and check out some available lab activities.

CenterPoint Energy, Energy Safe Skills

CenterPoint Energy offers an Energy Safe Skills program for teachers and students. Energy Safe Skills is a turnkey curriculum for teaching safety in classrooms and is provided at no cost to teachers or their students.

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