Free Button Up workshop for Vermont schools

Students measure heat loss in different types of insulating materials in the Button Up workshop. Students measure heat loss in different types of insulating materials in the Button Up workshop.

The Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) has recently updated its Button Up in-class workshop, pills giving middle and high school students a hands-on way to learn about thermal energy by exploring the effects of home weatherization.

The workshop is available for all schools in Vermont. VEEP offers a free workshop to every class in Vermont, with fees for additional workshops. If your school serves students who live in towns served by Vermont Gas (Franklin, Chittenden, and Addison counties), VEEP educators can bring the Button Up workshop to your classroom at no cost, as well as offering an additional free workshop.

In the 90-minute Button Up workshop, students are asked to consider how they can use less energy to heat their home while still keeping it […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Workshops|0 Comments

BRAND NEW workshop for high school students!

Smart Technology and Climate Change

VEEP has a new in class workshop/presentation designed specifically for high school students. In Smart Technology and Climate Change, viagra a VEEP educator guides students to think about how new technologies in electrical metering can reduce electrical usage and subsequently reduce CO2 emissions.

To answer this question, students measure power and calculate electrical energy usage of a variety of small appliances and create connections between electrical usage, electrical generation and related carbon dioxide emissions. Students are introduced to the newest technology in electrical metering and are given the opportunity to examine the applications and implications of this new technology.

This presentation for high school level learners runs approximately 90 minutes. It is aligned with both Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math standards, with the possibility for Literacy and Writing extensions provided.  We are grateful to the support of Green Mountain Power, Burlington Electric Department, Washington Electric Coop, and Vermont Electric Coop for funding the development of this workshop.  To bring it to […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Workshops|0 Comments