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Teacher Resources

These materials can be used to enrich any science curriculum and are graded for students at all levels.

Energy Sourcebooks

The Energy Sourcebooks are teaching guides and energy education activities to help students better understand electricity, energy, and the environment. The lesson plans were developed by TVA energy specialists working in partnership with classroom teachers and university staff.  All learning activities were field-tested in schools and coordinated with state departments of education. 

Renewable Energy Curriculum

The Renewable Energy Resources curriculum is a classroom tool developed by TVA’s Public Power Institute. Its purpose is to educate children in the science and ecology of renewable energy.

Learning about renewable energy resources is appropriate for any grade level. The material has been divided into three levels: elementary (grades 3-5), middle (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). You can use this material for lesson plans, demonstrations, hands-on and enrichment activities, and science fair projects.

(These are PDF files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.)
Elementary School (898 kb)
Middle School (1.06 mb)
High School (1.10 mb)

The materials correlate with TVA’s renewable energy program, Green Power Switch.

Water safety classes

Members of Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. (BVI), a TVA retirees’ group, speak to students in kindergarten through seventh grade about the importance of wearing life jackets and other water safety habits. Help spread the word about water safety by inviting BVI to speak at your school. Call BVI toll-free at 800-426-8801.

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