Girls of Energy is designed to ignite curiosity and engage young minds across the globe and the Department of Energy is thrilled to showcase exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges and creating tomorrow’s technology solutions.

Comprised of lesson plans, activities, and an engaging website, Girls of Energy highlights the importance of energy and how it improves the lives of our friends, neighbors, and family members. Exploring the cutting-edge energy research and technology being developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories, Girls of Energy allows young women to see just how amazing a STEM career can be.

Girls of Energy Challenges

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Power Sources        |        Energy Efficiency        |        Safety and Security        |        Innovative Technologies


Girls of Energy Lessons and Activities

Power Sources.jpgWhat is plasma? When you think of plasma, where do you think you can find it? How does plasma relate to energy?
How cool would it be if you could make your own plasma ball from the comfort of your home or school?
Power Sources – Plasma Ball
Power Sources.jpgWhat if we could harness the power of the Sun for energy here on Earth? What would it take to accomplish this feat?
Is it possible?  In order to understand a little more about fusion energy, you will learn about the atom and how reactions
at the atomic level produce energy.
Power Sources – Fusion Physics

Energy Efficiency.jpg   When you look at a circuit board like the one pictured above, what do you see? What makes the wires attach
to the board and all of the electronic pieces attach to each other?  This lesson will concentrate on circuits and the
chemical content in solder.  How is the Department of Energy leading the way for a greener future for all?
Energy Efficiency

Safety and Security.jpg The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is using computing to tackle national challenges such as
safe nuclear energy systems and running simulations.  Learn how supercomputers help keep us safe.
Safety and Security

Innovative Technologies.jpg  Learn how two engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
came up with their design for the Smartphone Microscope.
Innovative Technologies