Ohio Energy Project -- This K12 project offers energy education resources for teachers. Few resources are online so far, but the site offers information about educational books, games, videos, and audiotapes that can be ordered for classrooms.
Energy Quest -- aimed at elementary students. This site from the California Energy Commission includes sections on energy conservation, renewable energy, famous scientists, and nuclear energy, plus educational puzzles and games.
ABC's of Nuclear Science -- aimed at high school/college students and interested adults. Offers lots of information about nuclear structure, radioactivity and radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, fission, fusion, cosmic rays, and radiation safety. Includes radioactivity experiments for college or advanced high school students.
Electricity and Magnetism -- aimed at middle school/high school students. This educational module covers static charge, moving charge, voltage, resistance, and current. Magnetism and how it relates to electricity is also be presented. Requires the Shockwave browser plug-in.
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative -- SGCC is a nonprofit organization that works to learn the wants and needs of energy consumers in the United States, encourage the collaborative sharing of best practices in consumer engagement among industry stakeholders, and educate the public about the benefits of the smart grid.
Natural Gas Information and Educational Resources -- aimed at a general audience. Offers an overview of natural gas, and historical, political, technological, and environmental information. Also includes a glossary, a bibliography, and a guide to associations.
SafeGasOhio -- aimed at a general audience. The Ohio Gas Association is made up of all natural gas provider companies in the state of Ohio. They are currently promoting a year-long natural gas safety campaign to all Ohioans.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau contains information about national telecommunications issues. In addition, by clicking here consumers can file complaints regarding such issues as junk faxes, Do-Not-Call violations and prerecorded telephone messages.
Telephone History from Tom Farley -- aimed at a general audience. Photos and diagrams accompany the three chapters of this in-depth mini-textbook on telephone history.
A Short History of Fiber Optics -- aimed at a college/adult audience. Reproduced from Fiber Optics Technician's Handbook.
How Telephones Work -- a nice overview of how telephones work. Accompanied by simple graphics.
Water Science For Schools -- aimed at older primary and secondary students. Offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
The History of Plumbing -- aimed at a general audience. Interesting illustrated articles on plumbing throughout the ages.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Project WET -- aimed at K12 teachers. Includes information Water Education for Teachers (WET) program, newsletters, and links to other sites.
General Consumer Education:
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) - This association of consumer advocates has members in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia. NASUCA's members are designated by the laws of their respective jurisdictions to represent the interests of utility consumers before state and federal regulators and in the courts. To find an advocate’s office, follow the following link for NASUCA’s membership directory.
Economic Education Web -- this resource from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education provides economic education resources for all grade levels.
Consumer Information Center -- full text versions of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications are available for free viewing here.
Consumers' Union -- this nonprofit site from the publishers of Consumer Reports provides a variety of educational and informational materials.
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