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DOE Announces New K-12 Energy Curriculum Site
In a visit to T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 10th, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announced the release of DOE's new Get Smart about Energy! K-12 Energy Lessons and Activities Web site. Secretary Bodman, along with Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, visited the energy-efficient campus to discuss the importance of strengthening national math and science education and investing in the next generation of scientists, engineers, and educators.
The Get Smart about Energy! site is a curriculum enhancement tool for K-12 students containing 300 hands-on classroom activities. All lessons are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and focus on energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Secretary Bodman discussed the importance of equipping today's students with the knowledge and resources to develop cutting-edge energy technologies in the future. See the DOE press release and DOE's Get Smart about Energy! K-12 Energy Lessons and Activities Web site.