for-teachers

 

Learn about PG&E resources for educators within our service territory, including free curriculum materials you can order for use in the classroom. Thousands of students have used these materials to understand energy efficiency, conservation, safety and more.

Teaching resources

 

For You

 

  • PG&E Curriculum Finder
    PG&E offers various interactive and educational programs for K–12 educators. Teach about the science of energy, safety around electricity and gas, energy conservation and more.
  • PG&E Energenius Educational Series
    The PG&E Energenius Series offers interactive, engaging programs on Energy Efficiency for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (pre-K-8). Programs include:

  • Detailed lesson plans, student activity books and take-home materials
  • All the programs correlate to Common Core State Standards 
  • Energize Schools 
    Energize Schools provides project-based Energy Efficiency, Demand Response and Distributed Generation curriculum for high school students, including 2-4 week unit projects, certificates and Career Technical Education courses, and is free to teachers in the PG&E service area.
  • PEAK
    PEAK is a comprehensive standards-based educational program for elementary and middle school students. Through hands-on learning, students are inspired to pursue green careers and motiviate themselves and others to create a more sustainable world.  
  • Online Resources Guide (PDF, 3.98 MB) 
    A comprehensive guide to online resources and curriculum programs about energy conservation, efficiency and safety.
  • Home Energy Savings Calculators
    These calculators allow you to focus on the energy use of a specific appliance in your home. You will learn how much you can save by installing new, energy-efficient appliances and how to operate them efficiently.
  • California Academy of Sciences for Teachers
    PG&E supports the California Academy of Sciences, with a range of teacher and student offerings. Plan the perfect field trip (including a visit to the Academy's Koret-Taube Education Center), check out the new curriculum-based resources, browse the catalog of classes and workshops, and connect and share ideas with other educators. Share the Academy's high school internship program with a teen you know that has a passion for science.

For Your Students

 

  • K-12 Student Pages
    Contests and activities help students learn about energy efficiency and safety. High school students can find college scholarships.
  • Green 360
    Green 360 is an online career interest profile resource for students to explore careers that match their interests.  
  • College Student Pages
    College students can learn about internship, scholarships, green careers and how to create a green campus.