Curriculum Descriptions

Learn more about our curricula, get cost information, and download summary sheets or full curriculum guides below. If you’re looking for curriculum support kits, please visit our kits page.


Sun & Wind FUNdamentals | grades K–3

TRYflocktothefanIntroduce your youngest students to wind and solar! VEEP has designed an introductory unit on wind and solar for K–3 that incorporates engineering principles in engaging, hands-on lessons, using NGSS and Common Core as frameworks. With a focus on being an engineer, students will build, share, and redesign models to understand how we can effectively use wind and solar.

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UPDATED! PVs in Action | grades 4–12

adult&kidsolarpanelTurn your students into solar energy experts. Materials kit includes mini PV panels, motors, and lights (just in case!): everything you need to demonstrate solar power right in the classroom. The PVs in Action curriculum guide has lessons that build on each other.

There is no charge for VEEP curriculum materials. Simply fill in your name, school, and e-mail address below, and click “Send.” You will receive an e-mail with a link to view and download the curriculum. This system helps us keep track of who is using our materials so we can continue to receive funding support. Your name will not be shared with anyone, although you will receive occasional updates from VEEP about our work.

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Wind Works | grades 5–12

Hold on to your notebooks! Large fans and demonstration wind turbines unite to create electricity and present the power potential of wind. Students take measurements of wind speed with handheld anemometers and measure the voltage output on specially designed wind turbines. Students then graph the resulting data to explore the relationship between wind speed and power, and evaluate wind power as an energy alternative here in Vermont.  

There is no charge for VEEP curriculum materials. Simply fill in your name, school, and e-mail address below, and click “Send.” You will receive an e-mail with a link to view and download the curriculum. This system helps us keep track of who is using our materials so we can continue to receive funding support. Your name will not be shared with anyone, although you will receive occasional updates from VEEP about our work.

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Solar Challenge | grades 6–12

Pacem-solarcollectorChallenge your students to build a collector to boil water with energy from the sun. Students go to engineering school, learn about collector design, and parabolas through hands-on experiments. Student teams design and build solar collectors and compete for prizes in several categories. Materials kit for Solar Challenge includes reflective Mylar, cardboard, and mini-collector patterns.

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Climate Change: Understanding & Engagement | grades 6–8

climatechangeworkshop2Middle school students build, explore, and adapt models, practicing the process of science and using data to reach a scientific conclusion in this integrated, hands-on, evidence-based curriculum. The curriculum is divided into four coherent sections: engaging students in climate change, carbon emissions and human activity, making meaning through models, and working towards a solution.

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Mini-Units & Manuals

Pyranometers

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.

There is no charge for VEEP curriculum materials and lessons. Simply fill in your name, school, and e-mail address below, and click “Send.” You will receive an e-mail with a link to view and download the mini-lesson. This system helps us keep track of who is using our materials so we can continue to receive funding support. Your name will not be shared with anyone, although you will receive occasional updates from VEEP about our work.

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Methane Digesters

VEEP also has kits for building a mini methane digester: roast your own marshmallows with energy from cow poo!

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