National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
RiverWorks Discovery® in partnership with the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) provides National Science Education Standards-based formal curriculum to engage and educate youth (intermediate and secondary grade levels). The curriculum focuses on the role that rivers play in transporting energy sources across the country. The curriculum and its activities are designed to encourage critical thinking and scientific inquiry. The NEED curriculum promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as seen through the lens of America's rivers.
Learning exercises are built into the curriculum, teaching students how to calculate the energy in flowing water, or how to analyze transportation options to find the most economic and environmentally efficient way to ship products. By providing opportunities for scientific inquiry, the NEED curriculum can show students the value of observation, investigation, testing models or creating experiments.
For more information on our programming, please contact Errin Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 513-403-9312.
Energy and Our Rivers
- Download the full version of the Energy and Our Rivers NEED Curriculum today!
or download the individual sections below.
Table of Contents
- Correlations to Science Standards
- Correlations to Social Studies Standards
- Teacher Guide
- River Transportation Resources
- The U.S. at Night
- Major Rivers and Cities Map
- Major Routes of the Inland Waterway System Map
- Major Railways Map
- Major Interstates Map
- The Corn Belt Map
- Ethanol Plants Map
- Oil and Gas Fields Map
- Oil Refineries Map
- Coal Mines Map
- Coal Power Plants Map
- Student Backgrounder
- A Sample of Products Transported
- Activity: River Settlements
- Activity: Energy in Flowing Water
- Build a Barge Challenge
- Activity: Examining Locations of
- Activity: Analyzing Transportation Options
- Activity: Energy Transportation Math