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Bright Students
The following short video captures the Bright Students program in action! Participating students, teachers, and Bright Students staff share their thoughts and reflect on how Bright Students made a positive impact in their lives and, especially, in their choices around energy use



Bright Students is a three-part energy education program for middle school students, aligned with ADE standards.

An engaging PowerPoint presentation introduces the basics of electricity, energy, and energy conservation to students through a required, two class period pre-visit activity led by the classroom teacher. The classroom presentation investigates electricity uses and energy sources.

The presentation also calls on some students to ride the Energy Bike to experience first-hand how much work is required to light up incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs. Students can explore ways to conserve energy at home and share energy conservation and efficiency concepts with their friends and families. The program is designed to fit into a typical 45-60 minute classroom period.

The third part of the Bright Students program is a classroom teacher-led post-visit activity that looks in depth at conservation and has students perform a basic home energy audit.

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All components of the Bright Students program align with ADE standards.
Bright Students is a free program sponsored by TEP.

All of the necessary documents for pre-visit and post-visit lessons for the Bright Students program are available below for download.

We are proud to offer a variety of renewable energy curriculum for teachers to use in their classrooms, courtesy of Tucson Electric Power. Each folder below contains a complete lesson, with downloadable lesson plans and related supporting files (all files are PDF documents). If you have questions or issues with the curriculum here, contact the program director at brianstark@eeexchange.org. Enjoy!

  • TEP Energy Monitor Activity Student Worksheets – PDF 0.18 MB
  • TEP Energy Monitor Activity Teacher Overview – PDF 0.18 MB
  • TEP Energy Monitor Activity Handout for Parents/Guardians – PDF 0.18 MB
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