JASON Project launches free energy curriculum

A new science curriculum unit from The JASON Project enables students to explore one of society’s most important issues — energy –in a new distribution format featuring print-on-demand and other solutions for 21st-century classrooms. "Operation: Infinite Potential" is the third unit in JASON’s new line of science curricula, following units on ecology and weather. Each unit fully integrates digital and print content in an inquiry-based approach to instruction. Using research articles, hands-on labs, field assignments, videos, computer games, and other multimedia, students work with leading scientists to investigate and analyze emerging technologies designed to meet the needs of an energy-hungry planet. And for the first time, JASON is allowing free downloading and printing of all online Student and Teacher Editions in the new curriculum. "Operation: Infinite Potential" was developed in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Shell, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the National Geographic Society. The unit provides five to nine weeks of classroom material with suggested lesson plans, extensions, interdisciplinary connections, and teacher resources. http://www.jason.org/public/WhatIs/CurrOIPIndex.aspx