Mystery Science: Where Does Energy Come From?
Mystery Science

In this Mystery, students analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different sources of energy, including burnable fuels and alternative (renewable) energies.

STEM Pro Live! Phx Renews Shade House
Maricopa County School Superintendent

Learn about a house designed and created to specifically be energy efficient in our desert climate.

Steve Spangler Science: Mars Solar Bag
Steve Spangler Science

The heated air inside the bag causes the bag to float.

Siemens STEM Day: Sun! Power! Ice! Pop!
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will assess solar power by comparing its effect on rain (water), sleet (ice), and snow (popsicles).

Siemens STEM Day: Get Cooking
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker, make observations and qualitatively describe the melting rate of a piece of chocolate in the cooker.

California Academy of Sciences: Optimal and Sustainable - Renewable Energy Revamp
California Academy of Sciences

What factors and constraints do we have to consider when designing a renewable energy plan for a community?

Environmental Protection Agency: Why Green Your Sport?
Environmental Protection Agency

Across the country, teams, fans, event planners and college campuses are saving energy, cutting waste and cleaning up at sporting events to show their commitment to the environment — a goal that has many benefits.

Young Scientist Lab: It's Getting Hot in Here
Young Scientist Lab

Students investigate the absorption and reflection of solar energy by the top surface of a simple model house by collecting and analyzing actual temperature data.

Major League Baseball: Global Sustainability Challenge
Major League Baseball

MLB and Discovery Education have teamed up to present the Global Sustainability Challenge, an exciting program that features green activities happening at ballparks across the country.

Green Education Foundation: Be “Sun-sible” About Heating Water
Green Education Foundation

In this inquiry-based lesson, students will work in groups to build a solar water heater and will investigate which colors absorb more radiant heat and transmit it to the water, and study the relationship between insulation and heat loss.