The Energy Project is dedicated to helping educators teach energy concepts across all grade levels. We hope this site will provide teachers with resources for fun, dynamic classrooms. Please read our introduction to find out more about our mission, our philosophy, and how to use these resources.

Instructional Resources

Teaching energy concepts happens in different ways at different times and in different classrooms. Start planning by reviewing the various types of lessons described in our instructional resources .


Energy is involved in all sorts of everyday scenarios, from sliding an object across the floor to turning on a lightbulb. We offer detailed explanations of a number of these events in our scenario database. Pick a scenario based on its complexity or the forms of energy it involves.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0822342. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.