Instructional materials

The Eugene Water & Electric Board makes available a variety of educational booklets, posters and videos to classroom teachers and other community educators in our service area. Most of these materials are provided free of charge.

See the list of resource materials below on electricity, electric safety, water and renewable energy resources. To order materials, or inquire about other teaching resources not listed here, call (541) 685-7000 or email EWEB Community Education Coordinator John Femal.

Electrical Generation poster Electrical Generation
Poster
Grades: 3-adult
This poster displays the more common means of generating electricity and the distribution system used to bring electricity to homes and business. The reverse side contains background information and suggested learning activities. (NEF, 2003)

Electricity Serves Our Community poster Electricity Serves Our Community
Poster
Grades: 3-adult
This poster focuses on how electricity is made, distributed and used by the community. Reverse side contains background information and suggested learning activities. (NEF, 1995)

Following Nature's Current: Hydroelectric Power in the Northwest
Educational Booklet
Grades: 5-adult
A 16-page guide developed by the Foundation for Water & Energy Education to help understand the hydroelectric resources of the Northwest. (FWEE, 2001)

Our Generation
Educational Booklet
Grades: 8-adult
An overview of the relicensing process for hydroelectric projects in the Northwest. (FWEE, 2001)

Zap! activity/magazine Zap!
Activity/Magazine
Grades: 3-5
Students can read in this safety magazine about why doctors use electricity to shock their patients, why electric eels do not shock themselves, and how a traveling circus is like a small city transporting its own electrical generation and distribution system. (2000, Culver Company)

Electric Safety from A to ZAP coloring book Electric Safety from A to ZAP Coloring Book
Activity Booklet
Grades: pre-school-3
With this engaging booklet, children enjoy the antics of their favorite cat and mouse team, as they color safety lessons they won't forget.

Outdoor Electrical Safety activity book Outdoor Electrical Safety Activity Book
Activity Booklet
Grades: 3-5
Perfect for kids on the go. Invaluable safety guide keeps inquisitive children up to date. Learn about hazards associated with fallen wires, substations, towers, insulators, kites, trees and pole climbing. This book will make the trip home to parents! (1999, Culver Company)

Electric Safety at Home and Work educational booklet Electric Safety at Home and Work
Educational Booklet
Grades: 7-Adult
Help all the residents of your community to stay safe with up-to-date electrical safety information. (Culver Co., 1992)

Electrical Safety In and Around Your Home poster Electric Safety In and Around Your Home
Poster
Grades: 3-5
This poster shows common electric hazards around and near the home. (NEF, 1995)

The Story of Drinking Water
Activity Booklet
Grades: 4-6
Kids will learn about the natural water cycle, including where water is found and how water is treated and distributed to the public. (1990, AWWA)

The Story of Drinking Water: Teachers Guide
Curriculum Booklet
Teachers of Grades: 4-6
Designed for grades four through six, the Story of Drinking Water Teacher's Guide provides a complete guide for a curriculum on water. (1992, AWWA)

Splash! activity booklet Splash!
Activity Booklet
Grades: 2-4
Kids will learn about the natural water cycle, including where water is found and how water is distributed to the public. Includes water conservation tips. (1990, AWWA)
Water Around Your Home and Community poster Water Around Your Home and Community
Poster
Grades 3-6
This poster describes the water cycle, forms of water, and uses of water – recreation, drinking, irrigation, hydropower, etc. The reverse side contains background information and suggested learning activities. (NEF, 1998)
Renewable Energy Resources
Poster
Grades: 3-6
This poster shows several forms of renewable energy including biomass, passive and active solar, power towers, hydropower, wind, geothermal, ocean waves and tidal energy. Reverse side contains background information and suggested learning activities. (NEF, 1994)