Welcome to Powering Our Future

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Program Overview

SRP is pleased to offer you POWERING OUR FUTURE, a comprehensive and fully-developed education program focused on energy use, electricity, renewable energy, and energy conservation.  All lessons in POWERING OUR FUTURE are ready for teachers to implement.

The Module for Grades 4 to 6 features the eJourney, an interactive computer-based learning experience. The eJourney is only available online. Three classroom lessons frame this unique online experience at its beginning and conclusion. Teacher and student materials for the classroom lessons are available as PDF downloads.

The Module for Grades 6 to 8 includes five units and a total of 22 diverse lessons emphasizing hands-on, classroom based activities. A few lessons utilize an interactive computer-based learning experience or otherwise involve student internet access. Teacher and student materials for the classroom lessons are available as PDF downloads.

The high school module includes one unit of five lessons focusing on solar photovoltaic power. Teacher and student materials for the classroom lessons are available as PDF downloads.

SRP Message

SRP is a multipurpose federal reclamation project, serving electric customers and water shareholders since 1903. For more than 100 years, SRP has conducted business responsibly with a focus on preserving and protecting Arizona’s environment.

At SRP, we value your commitment to education and are pleased to provide you with this exciting new education program focused on energy use, renewable energy, and energy conservation. Our mutual investment in our youth will develop well-educated individuals who understand the issues around them and can make informed decisions about energy for the future.

With your help, we can be successful in POWERING OUR FUTURE.

Why Study?

Issues related to energy are among the most important concerns facing society today. The relevance of energy to students' everyday lives is readily apparent. During the lifetimes of today's students, significant changes will occur in the energy resources and technologies upon which we depend. Our reliance on renewable energy is increasing and will continue to do so.

POWERING OUR FUTURE offers teachers a rich collection of interactive learning experiences that can help prepare students to address energy issues throughout their lives. The three modules were developed with input from 70 classroom and district educators. The lessons address Arizona Department of Education academic standards in science and social studies as well as mathematics and language arts.

These hands-on explorations into natural resources, energy conservation, and exciting renewable energy sources like hydropower, wind power, bioenergy, and solar energy provide an excellent tool to motivate student learning. Please join us in helping students learn about POWERING OUR FUTURE.

Classroom Outreach Presentations

 

Teacher Trainings

SRP provides workshops and comprehensive in-service programs for Arizona educators. Our goal is to equip educators with key insights and proven classroom resources related to the water and energy industries. Educators who participate in our programs will be expertly prepared to teach students about water, electricity and renewable energy technologies.

All of SRP's in-service programs and supporting materials are available free of charge and include lesson materials and continuing education credits.

Multiple POWERING OUR FUTURE workshops are offered in the fall and spring semesters, and they fill quickly! To reserve a spot, visit www.srpnet.com/education/training.aspx.

eJourneys

The eJourneys are interactive learning programs that explore hydropower, wind and solar renewable energies.   Students travel through time to explore the technological histories that make these energies what they are today.  The eJourneys are harmonious with the 4-6 module and also complement lessons from neighboring modules in POWERING OUR FUTURE.    

               

                                    CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE eJOURNEYS

 

If you need assistance or have questions about the programs or lessons, please contact Claudine Truxal, Energy Programs Manager, at ctruxal@eeexchange.org.

 

                                       BROWSER AND DOWNLOAD NOTE: 

The eJourneys are best played on Google Chrome.  Chromebooks are supported.  

Microsoft Internet Explorer and other browswers are not supported, and Microsoft Edge users may experience problems.  At this time, tablets and other low memory (RAM) devices are not officially supported.

Expect a <5 minute download time.  Consider pre-loading the programs and conducting a brief class discussion during this time.

Student Resources

Welcome to the Students' POWERING OUR FUTURE Home Page!

Click on the energy topic you would like to explore.  The accompanying worksheet for Energy Transformations is downloadable in 6-8: Unit 1: Lesson 3: Energy Transformations.