Download VEEP Curricula, Manuals & Lessons
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Mini-Units, Extensions & Manuals
Button Up Thermal Energy Extension
Expand your students’ learning from our Button Up workshop, applying engineering principles to construct a house that minimizes thermal energy transfer. Students are challenged to build a “house” from a windowed cake box, insulate and seal it with various materials, and test the results, exploring thermal energy, heat transfer, data analysis, and the environmental effects of home weatherization.
Students start to think about transportation in their own communities by conducting a school parking lot survey and organizing their data, analyzing EPA fuel economy labels, and interviewing a car owner about their driving tendencies. As a final product, students make recommendations to the vehicle owner regarding future car purchases and ways to reduce their transportation footprints.
Idle-Free School Campaigns
Students will learn organizational, analytical and communication skills as they perform data analysis, be empowered by showing drivers the significant benefits in shutting off engines when parked, and take pride in making a positive difference in their school community. To learn more, visit our Idle-Free page. Teachers will receive a link to a toolkit of Idle-Free materials upon signing up for the program — contact VEEP at email@example.com or 802-522-VNRG.
VEEP has pyranometers (a tool to measure the radiant intensity of sunlight) for loan to use with our PVs Clean & Green curriculum and Solar Challenge curriculum. Fill out the form below for a mini-lesson on using the pyranometer to calculate the efficiency of a PV panel.
VEEP also has kits for building a mini methane digester: roast your own marshmallows with energy from cow poo! Fill out the form below to receive instructions on building and using the digester.