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Since its founding over 40 years ago, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment, engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.

THE NATIONAL ENERGY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Started in 1980, The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction in our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies. Since its founding over 40 years ago, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment, engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.

NEED is expanding and evolving to best meet the needs of both teachers and students – in the classroom and beyond.  In just the last decade The NEED Project has grown to encompass a curriculum portfolio of 100+ teacher and student guides designed to engage and teach teachers and students about energy. At the same time, the training opportunities offered by NEED expanded to include a variety of teacher professional development and training for educators and school district energy personnel as well. NEED’s work in after school programs, student clubs, scouting groups, and home school networks also continues to grow.

This is NEED PowerPoint.

Keep kids’ minds inquiring and energized!

A Note from NEED:
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation caused many schools and educational institutions to rethink and restructure the school year. We understand the need for engaging and hands-on ideas for teachers and organizations to use in a distance learning or hybrid teaching environment, and for families to use at home to keep kids thinking, exploring, and inquiring during this time. Below are some of our favorites resources we’ve pulled together for teachers, students, and families to utilize!

NEED curriculum is always available for FREE PDF download or e-publication at shop.NEED.org.


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