Educational Resources










Sources For Educational Materials

American Coal Foundation
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 525 East
Washington, DC 20001-2133
Phone: 202-463-9785
Fax: 202-463-9786

Provides materials on coal production, distribution, usage research, and the environment. Some of the materials are available in classroom sets free of charge. Also available free of charge is a coal kit containing samples of peat, lignite, bituminous coal, and anthracite, and a brief description of the formation and different types of coal.

The Center for Energy and Economic Development (CEED)
333 John Carlyle Street
Suite 530
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-684-6292
Fax: 703-684-6297

The Center for Energy and Economic Development (CEED) is a non-profit group dedicated to protecting the viability of coal-based electricity. Working at the local, state, and regional levels, CEED communicates the truth about coal - conducting research, dispelling falsehoods, and educating the public and government officials about coal-based electricity's importance to our way of life.

Enterprise for Education
1316 Third Street, Suite 103
Santa Monica, CA 90401
toll-free at (888) 300-9864
Phone: (310) 394-9864
Fax: (310) 394-3539
email us:

Year after year, many of the nation’s leading energy and other Fortune 500 companies turn to Enterprise for Education for their public education needs because of our engaging, high-quality publications and twenty-seven years of experience.

Geoprime Minerals
11332 Hawthorne Avenue
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone/fax: 760-949-3077
E-mail: or

Focuses exclusively on the supplying of rocks, minerals and fine mineral specimens to collectors, educators and scientists.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality geologically significant teaching specimens and fine minerals. Pricing is set to meet the budgetary constraints of school districts, individual educators, and collectors alike. We invite and encourage people to visit our web site if only to gain some working knowledge of the earth sciences. In the future we plan to have virtual rock and mineral tours.

Global Issues Resource Center
Tri-C East-1
4250 Richmond Road
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 987-2224

The Global Issues Resource Center in the Office of Community Continuing Education at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio fosters citizen responsibility through cultivation of a global perspective on critical issues affecting our planet and its people. The Center's special focus is on sources and management of conflict; the ongoing threats to global security; environmental dilemmas; and issues of diversity and multicultural understanding.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
Office of Coal Development and Marketing
620 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 782-6135

Provides materials on coal production, distribution, usage, research, development, and demonstration of clean coal technologies. Materials available include: "Coal is Cool Activity Book", with 60 coal-related puzzles, is recommended for kindergarten through grade 4; "Illinois Coal Teacher's Guide," developed with lesson plans and hands-on activities for grades 5 through 8; a video, "Kids, Coal, and the Environment;" and a poster, What's Coal Got To Do With You? All materials are free. Coal awareness and education efforts target the general public through the media, schools, and special programs in an attempt to diffuse myths regarding coal and to disseminate sound, scientific information. An order form listing all the various publications is available upon request.

Indiana Department of Education
Office of Program Development
Center for School Improvement & Performance
Room 229, State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-9143
Fax: (317) 232-9121

Provides energy, economics, and environmental curricular materials and workshops to kindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers across Indiana. The "Energy, Economics, and the Environment" publication consists of case studies supported by classroom activities, actions, and issues. "Completing the Cycle-It's Up to Me" contains 55 interdisciplinary lessons that focus on recycling and the environment. This Curriculum for Kindergarten through grade 8 was written by classroom teachers from Frankfort Community Schools and Crawfordsville Community Schools. The Phase I booklet is designed for use in kindergarten through grade 3, and phase II is used in grades 4 through 8. A minimal charge will be assessed for each publication. A list of other environmental and energy education materials is available upon request.

Academy of Energy Education
National Energy Foundation
3676 California Avenue, Suite A117
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

In your schools. The Academy is a product of a partnership between the local Johnson Controls office and your school district. It is a proven way to provide curriculum-enhancing programs that combine the study of science, energy, social studies, and math with real-world experience.

The Academy is a joint effort between Johnson Controls, Inc., a worldwide Fortune 500 company with vast building controls and management capabilities, and a leader in providing solutions for improving the learning environment, and the National Energy Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the development of instructional materials and the implementation of innovative teacher training and student programs.

Mineral Information Institute, Inc.
505 Violet St.
Golden CO 80401
Phone: (303) 277-9190
Fax: (303) 277-9198

The Mineral Information Institute supplies materials for teachers - grades K thru 12. Materials range from simple 10-minute activities to a full-year's high school science curriculum. MII coordinates its activities with other organizations having the same general purpose in order to maximize effectiveness and avoid duplication.

National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)
8408 Kao Circle
Manassas, Virginia  20110
Phone: (703) 257.1117
Fax: (703) 257.0037

The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.

National Energy Foundation (NEF)
Resources for Education
National Office
3676 California Avenue, Suite A117
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: 1-800-616-8326
Fax: (801) 908-5400

NEF is devoted to the implementation of a variety of innovative teacher training and student programs. The NEF Academy offers several university graduate credit, independent study courses developed for K-12 school teachers. More than two decades of expertise in carrying out effective educational partnerships has been supported by the education community, businesses, government agencies, and associations.

National Mining Association
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 500 East,
Washington, DC 20001-2133
Phone: (202) 463-2600
Fax: (202) 463-2666

Provides educational materials on mining in the United States and the importance of minerals in our daily lives.

The Society For Mining Metallurgical And Exploration
8307 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127-4102
Phone: (303) 973-9550 or 1-800-763-3132
Fax: (303) 973-3845

Offers both free and for-sale materials including classroom resource guides, posters, videos, and computer programs. Also can provide teachers with contacts among SME members in most geographic locations who are willing to help in teaching about minerals and mining.

U.S. Department of Education
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)

FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.

More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.

FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S. Department of Education because of the many great resources being offered by participating federal agencies.

U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Information Center (NEIC), EI-231
Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
Room 1F-048
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 1-800-dial-DOE
Fax: (202) 586-4403

For Educators

Energy’s education programs help ensure an adequate supply of scientists, engineers and technicians for energy-related research, production activities, and the transfer of technology. The advancement of science, mathematics and technology education is an essential part of DOE's mission.

For Students and Kids

Every year a huge amount of energy is wasted. You can help save energy by doing simple things like turning off the lights when you leave a room, powering off your video games when you're done playing, and keeping the windows and doors closed when the air conditioner is running.






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