“Watts Up with Energy?: A Collaboration Between Libraries, Museums, Industry, Research Labs, and School Districts to Bring Math and Science to Elementary Students.” One of the most critical and challenging environmental issues in the
United States today is our energy use and policy. The use of energy affects every segment of the population, from the young and old to the rich and poor. Thus the topic of energy presents a common ground and is a subject to which nearly everyone can relate. From an educational perspective, it provides an ideal attention-getting mechanism and motivation for learning. It also gives teachers an ideal basis for sound experiential and contextual teaching and learning of science and math skills.