Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM EDT
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Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

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Wendi Moss
The NEED Project

2018 National Grid Massachusetts Energy Education Workshop - Boston, MA 

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

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 Science, Math, Technology, Social Science Teachers
  • Teachers teaching across disciplines – energy is a great interdisciplinary topic
  • Afterschool program leaders
  • Energy, Technology, Environment Club Leaders

What do you receive?

  • MA standards aligned curriculum and hands-on kits
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Stipend
  • Free parking
  • PDP credits
  • Opportunity to participate in National Grid School to Home Energy Efficiency programs

National Grid and The NEED Project
National Grid and The NEED Project work together to bring engaging energy education workshops and curriculum to teachers and students in Massachusetts.   The NEED Project designs and delivers teacher- tested educational materials, evaluation techniques and tools, recognition of student achievement, and professional development for educators. NEED curriculum and training programs provide comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and the sources of energy – their use and their interconnection with the environment, the economy and society. 



8:30 a.m.               Registration

Pick up NEED materials and conference supplies. Continental breakfast will be served. NEED curriculum kits are sponsored for each teacher attending the workshop. Packets include supplemental classroom materials, Energy Infobooks at 3 grade levels, and much more! Complete a pre-workshop assessment.

 8:45 a.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. Play Energy Bingo.

9:00 a.m.               The Science of Energy

Learn more about the forms of energy while experimenting with the NEED Project’s Science of Energy kit.

10:30 a.m.             Energy Round-Up and Electric Connections

After learning about the forms of energy, we will study the sources of energy: What are they? Where do they come from? And how do we use each of the 10 sources of energy? Discover how the different energy sources contribute to the generation of electricity.

11:00 a.m.            Baseload Balance

Learn more about how energy utilities work to keep the power on by understanding more about baseload and peak load and power generation.   Consider ways that energy efficiency may play a role.  

11:45 a.m.             Lunch and Energy in the Round

12:30 p.m.            Understanding Efficiency and Conservation

Understand the difference between efficiency and conservation and key ways to say energy at home and at schools.  

1:00 p.m.               Energy House Challenge

Working in small groups, undertake the Energy House Challenge. This activity – perfect for teaching engineering, efficiency and design principles helps students (and teachers) understand energy efficiency at home and at schools. 

2:30 p.m.               National Grid Home Kits – How do we sign up?!   

2:45 p.m.               Q & A and Paperwork!

Evaluation, Post-Knowledge Assessment, PDPs, Substitute Reimbursement, and Ordering Kits

3:15 p.m.               Adjourn