​Educational Videos

Hands-on and engaging energy lessons for teachers, students and their families. These instructional videos hosted by KEEP share our most popular lessons and resources through brief and inquiry-based videos each paired with hands-on activities. We walk students through each activity step-by-step and made sure materials needed are simple and easy to find from around your classroom or at home. Explore each topic further with our recommended links to full-length lessons. 

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 Exploring Energy Outdoors

Join KEEP as we visit Boston School Forest in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to explore energy outdoors for K-6 students and their families. This series of four outdoor-based, hands-on activities explores how wind and solar energy are formed and work.

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Video series includes:

Grades K-3 

Seeking Shadows - How the Sun Moves



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Shadows in the Schoolyard

​Wind in the World - How does the Wind Work




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Mapping Wind in the Classroom



Grades 4-6

Shoebox Solar Cooker - The Sun as an Energy Source



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Shoebox Solar Cooker

​Wind Scale - How Fast is the Wind




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Schoolyard Breezes



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 Clean Energy Careers

Learn how Wisconsin's transition to a clean energy economy is accelerating new career paths. 

Slipstream partnered with KEEP, WPPI Energy, and Xcel Energy to create educational videos in support of local schools and to encourage young minds to consider career opportunities within the energy sector - especially the clean energy space. Join us for a  behind the scenes look into some of the careers on the front line of the clean energy future and the people that are making an impact every day here in Wisconsin. 

Video series includes:

  • Leading the Way with Policy
  • Solar Energy Careers featuring a Solar Project Manager and Solar O&M Technician 
  • Utility Careers featuring an Electric Superintendent and a Lineworker
  • Exploring the Chippewa Valley Technical College's Electric Power Distribution Program
  • Facility Operations in Healthcare featuring a Director of Facility Operations and an Operations Specialist 
  • Home Performance Consultants and Energy Auditors

Recommended for grades 6-12

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Download Classroom Resources: slideshow for the classroom and student worksheets



 Solar Dashboard Exploration

Learn about how using solar energy data and dashboards in the classroom can meet your teaching goals. Whether your K-12 school has a solar array or not, solar PV generation dashboards are a powerful way to bring the topic of renewable energy to life in the classroom and connect to concepts of spatial thinking, scientific inquiry, and data literacy.  Learn how to how to access, navigate, and interpret information found in a typical solar PV generation dashboard and choose from two lessons to implement in the classroom.

Instructional Support:

  • Introduction to Solar Dashboards as a Teaching Tool  |  Watch Here

  • Self-paced online course for educators  |  Register

Lesson 1: Solar Dashboard Exploration  | Recommended for 5th-12th grades

  • Solar Dashboard Navigation Tutorial  |  Watch Here 

  • Classroom slideshow and student activity worksheet  |  Download 

Lesson 2: Solar Energy Potential Dashboard Global Inquiry  | Recommended for 9th-12th grades

  • Classroom slideshow and student activity worksheet  |  Download 

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Energy Solutions 

Empower your students to be a part of the energy solution! Join KEEP to develop ideas and create a plan to change energy use in your school and community. 

Recommended for grades 9-12

Spring 2022


STEAM-Energy

Does my energy use make a difference? Your students can answer this important question by joining KEEP in this STEAM series. Students will explore what energy is, where it comes from, how it is generated, and how it is used in their community and at home. 

Recommended for grades 6-9

Fall 2021


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