The South Carolina Energy Office

The Energy Office, housed within the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, serves as the principal energy planning entity for the state. The mission of the Energy Office is to advance South Carolina’s energy strategy and policy through education and outreach. The Energy Office has developed ten free energy lesson plans specifically for South Carolina teachers to use. These lessons align with the South Carolina Science Standards and indicate the grade level covered by the standard. Lesson topics include renewables, energy conservation, green buildings, energy sources, and transportation.

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Generating Methane from Waste
Generating Methane from Waste

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Upon completing this lesson, the students will: • Learn how methane digesters turn waste into usable gases and other fuels; • Understand the energy-producing potential of some solid wastes; and •...

Fuel Wise or Fuelish?
Fuel Wise or Fuelish?

Lesson

Upon completing this lesson the students will: • Learn how world events affect supply and demand for petroleum; • Explore why it is important for South Carolinians to use alternative fuels; and • Make...

Energy/Water Use Audit
Energy/Water Use Audit

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Upon completing this lesson the students will identify ways to help conserve energy and water usage.

Energy by Design
Energy by Design

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Upon completing this lesson the students will: • Examine how controlling solar radiation can improve energy efficiency; • Discuss home design for energy efficiency; and • Create their own home design...

Power in South Carolina
Power in South Carolina

Lesson

Upon completing this lesson, students will interpret charts, graphs, and illustrations to discover the story of power in South Carolina.

Energy from the Sun
Energy from the Sun

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Upon completing this lesson the students will: • Measure the amount of solar heat that comes from the sun; and • Describe ways this energy can be used to help reduce our dependence on traditional...

Get Current on Energy
Get Current on Energy

Lesson

Upon completing this lesson the students will: • Understand energy forms and sources; • Distinguish between conductors and insulators of heat transfer; • Recognize and compare insulation values of...

Squishy Circuits
Squishy Circuits

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Upon completing this lesson the students will: • Develop models to illustrate and explain that energy can be transferred from place to place by electric currents and that electric currents flowing...

Soak Up the Sun with Solar Energy Fun
Soak Up the Sun with Solar Energy Fun

Lesson

Upon completing this lesson, the students will be able to: • Describe various ways that solar energy can be used; and • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using solar energy

Energy Sources
Energy Sources

Lesson

Upon completing this lesson the students will: • Define energy and the major sources of energy currently in use. • Explain the difference between energy efficiency and energy conservation. • Describe...