Teachers, you are a national treasure, but you’re pressed for time and you’re always being asked to do more with less. That’s where we come in! Listed below are the no-cost services we offer through the Kansas Energy Program. Interested in being notified of workshops, events, and activities? Sign up for our newsletter here.
This spreadsheet lists how our activities align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
We’re not teachers (at least in the conventional sense), but we can assist you in finding already-established curricula through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) or National Energy Education Development (NEED) program. We understand you have educational standards to meet and limited resources – let us partner with you to teach energy with a Kansas emphasis. More information can be found on our energy curricula resources page.
This is our newest (and maybe most ambitious) project! If you are interested in using your own school building as a way to teach students about energy efficiency, this program is definitely for you. Pick and choose lessons or make this a semester- or year-long project. We have lesson plans, equipment, and experts to support you!
The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on, STEM competition that engages 4th-12th grade students through the lens of wind energy. Student teams design, build, and test small-scale wind turbines at regional competitions across the state. Winners can advance from regional to state to the national competition!
All of our energy-related equipment and resources are available for educators to borrow. There is absolutely no cost – we'll even coordinate to deliver (or ship) it to you! You can peruse our inventory in our library. If you can't find something or think there's something we should add, please let us know.
We love talking to students (and educators) about energy efficiency and renewable energy. If you'd like a presenter, we love bringing interactive equipment and tailoring presentations to suit your needs.