Energy & Society
PLT's Energy & Society program provides formal and non-formal educators with tools and activities to help students in grades PreK-8 learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society. Energy & Society helps students develop critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, Energy & Society integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues. Energy & Society is correlated to the TEKS.
Workshops are available with a registration of $50 per person.
Materials In The Energy & Society Kit Include The Following:
- Energy & Society Activity Guide: A background section for educators; an outline of how to use the Energy & Society materials with students; correlations to national standards in science, social studies, and English language arts; a student energy primer; a collection of six activities that educators can use with the Where is the energy? and What powers the move? posters; ideas for action projects and science fair projects; energy-related case studies; a list of energy-related children's literature and other resources; lyrics to the songs on the Billy B CD; and a glossary.
- Energy & Me music CD: A collection of 15 energy-related songs from singer/songwriter, Billy B. (The music CD may also be purchased separately through Billy B's website: www.billybproductions.com.
- Energy & Me music and dance video: Billy B and students perform dances to five of the songs from the music CD, and complete instructions are provided for three of the dances.
- Energy & Society posters entitled Where is the energy? and What powers the move?: Visual teaching tools for introducing students to the topic of energy and the issues surrounding it. Each kit includes a set of 8 of each poster.
Powerpoint presentations available:
Energy Basics K-2 grade.
Energy Basics 3-5 grade.
Energy Basics 6-8 grade.
For more information visit National PLT's Energy & Society web page.