e3 Smart

e3 Smart is a science-based, standards-designed study of all things energy–where it comes from, how we use it in our daily lives, and how our own behaviors can help us save both the planet and our pocketbook. OEP’s innovative school-to-home approach connects textbook science with real-world experiences. In the classroom, students learn all about energy science, efficiency principles, and conservation practices through hands-on labs and activities designed to promote teamwork, develop critical thinking, and spark curiosity for a lifetime of learning. Students then put their knowledge to the test at home, teaching their families, peers, and communities about the importance of energy and its efficient use. Read on to learn how to bring this energizing program to your classroom! 

Classroom Benefits

Free Curriculum

e3 Smart is broken down into two grade bands:


  • Elementary (Grades 3 – 6): Focusing on the fundamentals of energy, this curriculum explores what energy is, why it’s important, and how we use it day to day.
  • Secondary (Grades 7 – 12): Focusing on energy impact, this curriculum explores how everyday energy usage contributes to a larger community footprint.


Curriculum is provided both digitally and in hard copy format, with a teacher guide for educators and student guidebooks for each participating student.


Free Materials

To ensure e3 Smart comes to life in the classroom, OEP provides all of the lab equipment accompanying the curriculum at no charge. Think items like digital thermometers, lamp bases, watt meters, light bulbs, and much more!


Free Training

OEP’s interactive training will boost your classroom confidence in STEM, enabling you to change the way your students think about, and actually use, energy for a lifetime. 


Additional Benefits

  • Free energy efficiency kits, including various energy saving measures, for every student.
  • Stipends for teachers upon completion of program requirements
  • Contact hours and optional graduate credit available


Fuel your students’ passion for learning and empower them to be energy stewards at school, at home, and wherever else their journey takes them! And did we mention, it’s free?!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a teacher in 3rd – 12th grades.
  • Must be an Ohio school in the service territory of CenterPoint Energy, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Dominion Energy, or Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.
    • Go ahead and register – we’re happy to confirm this information for you!

How it Works

  1. Register today. 
  2. New to the program? Attend your scheduled training (see registration) for a comprehensive look at program requirements and resources. Alumni? After registering, watch the training video at your convenience and fill out the accompanying questionnaire. 
  3. Receive, by mail, the curriculum and materials you need to jumpstart your energy unit. 
  4. Receive, by mail, student efficiency kits and guidebooks for each of your students.
  5. Teach your energy unit and watch student learning come to life as they apply textbook energy concepts to the real world.
  6. Complete the teacher evaluation and have students complete their surveys to receive your stipend!
  7. NOTE: If you are an OEC teacher, please register here.

e3 Smart Classroom Resources

Deadline for submitting student surveys and teacher evaluations is April 15th