These are some useful resources for students on topics ranging from energy in general to more specific hydrogen and fuel cell pages.
EERE Kids Saving Energy
NEED Energy Infobooks: Secondary Infobook contains a data sheet on Hydrogen http://www.need.org/needpdf/Secondary%20Energy%20Infobook.pdf
EIA Energy Kids Page on Hydrogen
California Energy Commission, Energy Quest, "Energy Story"
How Stuff Works: Fuel Cells
Hydrogen Primer (Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute)
GM High School Fuel Cell Page
GM K-4 Fuel Cell Page (includes games)
GM 5-8 Fuel cell Page
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engines and Related Technologies Course Manual (College Level Instruction, covering hydrogen properties, use, and safety as well as fuel cell technologies, systems, engine design, safety, and maintenance. It also presents the different types of fuel cells and hybrid electric vehicles.)
Summarizes the origins, types, and future of fuel cells http://americanhistory.si.edu/fuelcells/
The Smithsonian Institute's History of Fuel Cells
These pages have lesson plans that can be used by teachers for K-12 level classes. When possible, the specific grade levels that the plans are geared towards are indicated.
Powerpoint Presentation based on U.S. DOE information (If you plan to use this presentation please cite U.S. DOE and CEEEP)
NETL Fuel Cell Technology Lesson Plan (Grades 9-12)
California Fuel Cell Partnership Teacher Resources, includes a fuel cell lesson and a hydrogen lesson for high school students, and a “How it works” book.
Bonneville Power Administration Fuel Cell Curriculum (Elementary and High School)
GM Fuel Cells Lesson Plans (Grades 5-8)
EERE Hydrogen Program Middle School Guide (including activity guide, presentations, animation and poster)
EERE Hydrogen Program High School Lesson Plan
H2 Educate! Teacher (PDF 6.9 MB) and Student (PDF 6.7 MB) Guides - These new guides were developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project's Teacher Advisory Board for the DOE Hydrogen Program. Sentech, Inc., the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, the National Hydrogen Association, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Fuel Cell Store provided support and technical assistance. For more information about NEED, visit http://www.need.org/. For a free hard copy of the H2 Educate! materials, please call NEED at 800-875-5029.
These are a few example labs appropriate for middle and high school classes.
Grade 4-7: EIA (Hydrogen and Electrolysis)
Grade 5-8 Fuel Cell Futuristic Battery Lesson (EERE)
Grades 6-12 Demonstrates visually Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis of water, producing hydrogen and oxygen. (Developed by the National Fuel Cell Education Program)
A high school science project for building a fuel cell. (Developed by Dr. Martin Schmidt, a physicist) http://www.fuelcells.org/ced/career/scienceproject.pdf
These are some additional websites we thought would be useful for educators.
EIA Energy Activities
National Sciences Resource Center
DOE Instructional Resources
American Hydrogen Association – page contains many different resources including lesson plans, experiments and other resources
Fuel Cells.org collects information and resources about hydrogen and fuel cell activities in the U.S. and around the world. It provides links to educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as links to demonstration models to be used in labs and classroom settings. The site can be translated into Spanish or Portuguese.
EERE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Education Program
EERE Grades 5-12 Education Page
The International Association for Hydrogen Energy Technologies offers introductory information about hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. http://www.hydrogeneducation.com/pages.asp?id=1