Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:50 PM EST
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST

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Zoom Meeting will be provided


Wendi Moss
The NEED Project

2020 Virtual National Fuel Science of Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop 

If you are unable to complete your registration please email wmoss@need.org

To be eligible, your school must be located in

National Fuel’s service territory.



  • 3rd - 12th Grade Science and Tech Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers


  • It’s FREE
  • Substitute reimbursement
  • NEED classroom kit provided
  • New York state aligned curriculum.

Day 1 January 13, 2020

Pre-Workshop Independent Work:  Home Energy Audit
Using the Kilowatt meter provided teachers will audit 5 appliances in their home and populate data on a shareable google document. Data populated into google documents. 

2:50 p.m.             Login, Technology Check, Pre-Assessment

3:00 p.m.             Welcome and Introductions
Meet your fellow participants and the sponsors of today’s workshop. Review goals and objectives for the workshop and begin planning ways to use the NEED materials and training in your school. Review Zoom details and meet fellow participants in Break-Out Sessions.  Check out pre-workshop project – Home Energy Audit Data.

3:30 p.m.             The Science of Energy
Learn more about the forms of energy while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit. Kits will be made available to participating teachers.

3:45 p.m.              Science of Energy Break-Out Sessions

4:20 p.m.             Quick Break

4:25 p.m.             Candy Collector and Forms and Sources

This fun activity will introduce students to the terms “renewable” and “nonrenewable”. Get a closer look at how long energy sources will last when using only nonrenewable sources, and when incorporating renewable sources of energy.


5:15 p.m.            Exploring NEED Website and Distance Learning Tips


5:30 a.m.            Wrap Up Day One


6:00 p.m.            Adjourn


Day 2 January 14, 2020

2:50 p.m.             Login, Technology Check

3:00 p.m.             Welcome and Recap Yesterday

3:15 p.m.            Energy Efficiency and Language Arts

The activities will help incorporate energy efficiency into a language arts component with group-based collaboration.                      


4:00 p.m.            Insulation Investigation

This activity will explore thermal energy transfer and introduce students to conduction, convection, radiation, and insulation.


4:30 p.m.            Quick Break


4:35 p.m.            Energy Efficiency Measures

Learn about items included in the home energy conservation kit. Review preworkshop kilowatt meter investigation.


5:05 p.m.            National Fuel Home Kit Program for Students

Explore the components included with a class-set of 30 home energy efficiency kits for students to take home, install with their families, and start saving energy. 


5:30 p.m.            Wrap Up – Post-test and evaluation, Q&A


6:00 p.m.            Adjourn