Photo of a team of middle school students competing in a knowledge game during the Solar Decathlon 2013 School Days.

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

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Educational Resources for Students

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a competition for college students, but solar energy is exciting for kids of all ages! Explore the links below to learn more about solar energy and energy efficiency.

General Information Pages

U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Information Administration

  • Kids Page — Learn about energy with Energy Ant.

Energy Quest

  • Energy Education from the California Energy Commission — Offers lots of cool energy information.

Resources for Elementary School Students

U.S. Department of Energy

Bonneville Power Administration

Resources for Middle School Students

Energy Information Administration

Resources for High School Students

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Resources for College Students

U.S. Department of Energy

  • Building Science Education — Offers university curricula, software tools, and reference materials for students of building sciences.
  • Internships and Employment — Learn about internship and entry-level employment opportunities offered by the U.S. Department of Energy.