Resources for Teachers

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 pre-visit video and accompanying worksheet, presented by the classroom teacher, introduces the basics of electricity, energy, and energy conservation.

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.

View and download important program information »

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.

  • Pre-Visit Materials
    The pre-visit video and accompanying student worksheet have been designed to prepare your students for the on-site presentation. Download the appropriate video file for your computer system, check playback before prior to class use, download and print the student worksheet. Please complete this activity prior your program date.
  • Pre-Visit Worksheet – PDF 0.04 MB
  • Pre-Visit Video, Mac, High Resolution – MP4 675 MB
  • Pre-Visit Video, Mac, Low Resolution – MP4 287 MB
  • Pre-Visit Video, PC, High Resolution – MPG 700 MB
  • Pre-Visit Video, PC, Low Resolution – MPG 308 MB

  • Post-Visit Teacher Lessons
  • Post-Visit Teacher Lesson #1 - Easy Version – PDF 0.25 MB
  • Post-Visit Teacher Lesson #2 - Standard Version – PDF 0.25 MB
  • Post-Visit Teacher Lesson #3 - Challenging Version – PDF 0.30 MB

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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