CPV Educates

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According to a United States Department of Energy survey, 75 percent of people think they have a lot of energy knowledge, yet only 12 percent of those surveyed passed a quiz on basic energy topics. Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) believes that in order for our country to make smart energy choices tomorrow, we need to begin educating the next generation today.

To do this, we formed CPV Educates, an energy education program to create a better world by teaching the next generation about energy and the choices we make about its use.

About CPV Educates

Our team is comprised of educational professionals and energy experts working together to bring real world experiences into the classroom. CPV offers this program to participating organizations free-of-charge as part of its ongoing public outreach program. CPV Educates works closely with educators and administrators to accommodate different grade levels and group sizes. Our curriculum is flexible and can be modified to suit your classroom and is designed to be integrated into existing lesson plans.

Our Curriculum

Students working on a CPV Educates activity.CPV Educates has developed an energy education program that consists of a two-part curriculum. Part one teaches students about fuel sources and part two about electric circuits, where electricity comes from and the differents parts of an energy center involved in generating the electricity to their homes. The lessons teach students to make sound choices about how to conserve energy and preserve their environment. Topics covered include:

  • Energy Generation (conventional and renewable)
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Energy Use
  • Conservation

Each lesson is progressive, and links concepts taught throughout the two-part curriculum. The program consists of videos, hands-on activities, student-directed discussions, games, crafts and supplemental handouts.

Educational Resources

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Listed below are some educational resources you may find helpful in your classroom.