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Educational Resources

NREL provides a variety of educational resources to help students, teachers, and parents educate their kids about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, including hands-on projects and curriculum suggestions for elementary school, middle school, and high school students as well as teachers.

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Energy Institute for Teachers' Lessons

For additional lesson plans, projects, and other activities for grades K-12 on energy- and environment-related topics, visit EERE’s Teach and Learn Web site and the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.

For information on the basics of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, visit Learning about Renewable Energy.