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Electrify Your Homeschooling During COVID-19 with MP2’s Energy Academy

A free online toolkit for teaching kids about renewable energy

  • Fully aligned with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) for kindergarten through 5th-grade science
  • Includes videos, trivia, group activities, interactive charts and quizzes for students
  • Lesson plans filterable by grade level, science strand, and TEKS standard
  • Study STEM topics of Force, Motion and Energy, Earth, and Space
  • Materials include sample questions and suggestions for teaching procedures


Right now, as social distancing measures against the spread of COVID-19 remain ongoing, millions of parents across America are trying to adjust to their new roles as homeschool teachers. Many of us here at MP2 are doing so too, and we know how challenging it can be to keep kids engaged.

That’s why we’d love to invite you to take advantage of MP2’s free online education portal we call Energy Academy.

Part of our Solar for Schools program, Energy Academy is an immersive digital environment and learning toolkit aimed at students in grades K through 5. The resources you’ll find inside are all geared toward teaching kids about the exciting world of renewable energy...and parents might learn a thing or two, as well!

Studies include titles such as:

  • Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources
  • Rocks, Soil, and Water
  • Sound Investigation
  • Hands On Mechanical Energy
  • Energy Through Our Senses

and more.

See How It Works

Accessing the Academy

Visit and select either the student or teacher option. If you select “teacher,” you’ll be asked to register for free and then you’ll be taken to the Teacher Resources landing page. From here you can download the teacher’s manual for using the Academy, or you can proceed to the lesson plans or videos. From their homepage, students can jump right into a short lesson on Solar, Lighting, Geothermal, or Weather, or opt to take a quiz. After finishing a quiz, they’ll have the option to print a certificate of completion.

Everything Parents Need for a Fun STEM Lesson

Once you’ve downloaded a lesson, you’ll find on the PDF...

  • a summary of what your student will be learning about;
  • a list of learning goals for the lesson;
  • activity guides with materials needed and estimated time to complete;
  • and the lesson itself, complete with sample questions to ask, color photos and illustrations, and even suggestions on the best methods for helping kids learn.

MP2 Energy has been proud to be part of parents’ and teachers’ education efforts since launching Energy Academy in 2018. We hope these resources will be an invaluable help during this unprecedented time, and beyond.


About MP2 Energy

MP2 Energy, a Shell Energy North America subsidiary, is a top-tier power company that manages power plants, delivers retail power to end-use customers, and masters all other aspects of the power markets like asset management, commodity hedging, solar installation and offtake, wind and distributed generation. For more information, visit