Virtual STEM labs

VEEP and NHEEP are offering virtual STEM labs to learn about specific energy topics and practice science and engineering design. Groups will meet over several weeks with an online instructor to focus on specific energy-related STEM subjects appropriate for homeschool students, students learning from home, or students just interested in the topic.  

These programs have a minimum # of students needed to run, and are capped at 10 students, so sign up as soon as you can.  Registration closes 10 days prior to the start of the program to give us time to get materials out to all students.  Check back for additional STEM Labs in summer and fall!

2022 STEM Labs

ELECTRICITY: FROM THE ELECTRON TO THE IPAD

 

Come join us as we explore this wondrous, magic-like phenomenon we call electricity.  These 4 lessons, filled with hands-on activities, will help you understand the science behind that plug in the wall.  Each participant will receive an equipment kit to use during the lab.

Grades: 4-9

# of Sessions: 4

Dates: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Educator: Julian Leon

Equipment cost to borrow: $20 

Equipment list

Registration has closed

POWER OF THE WIND: ENGINEERING

Join us for this engineering challenge to discover what we can do with the power of the wind! What is wind? How can we use it to generate electricity? Can we use wind to improve lives and help the environment? Participants will design and build their own wind turbine and discover other possible wind-based solutions. A fan and tape or glue will be needed for these lessons, all other materials will be provided. *While both STEM labs investigate wind, "Power of the Wind" goes beyond "Wind Fundamentals" and will not be repetitive if students have previously taken our Wind Fundamentals course. Power of the Wind is the next step after Wind Fundamentals.*

Grades: 4-6

# of Sessions: 4

Dates: Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17 and 24

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Educator: Angie Krysiak

Equipment cost to borrow: $30

Equipment list

Registration has closed

Invisible forces (March)

Are there invisible forces in our world? Join us to learn about energy that we cannot see! Through hands-on investigations, independent exploration, and engineering, participants will explore concepts of magnetism, static electricity, and gravity. *Please note, this STEM Lab is being offered in March and May but the labs are identical and will cover the same information.*

Grades: 1-3

# of Sessions: 3

Dates: Wednesdays March 30, April 6 and 13th

Time: 9-10 am

Educator: Kaity White

Equipment cost to borrow: $30 

Equipment list

Registration has closed

ELECTRICITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

How do we generate electricity? What are some of its environmental impacts?  Students will use hands-on activities, video, discussion, and demos to answer these questions and more. Explore Faraday’s coil and engineer with renewable models like solar and wind power. We’ll learn about the energy use of our lights and appliances and brainstorm ways to use less electricity. *Please note, this STEM Lab is being offered in February and April but the labs are identical and will cover the same information.*

Grades: 4-6

# of Sessions: 3

Dates: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, and 19

Time: 10-11:30 am

Educator: Angie Krysiak

Equipment cost to borrow: $30

Equipment list

Registration has closed

Invisible forces (May)

Are there invisible forces in our world? Join us to learn about energy that we cannot see! Through hands-on investigations, independent exploration, and engineering, participants will explore concepts of magnetism, static electricity, and gravity. *Please note, this STEM Lab is being offered in March and May but the labs are identical and will cover the same information.*

Grades: 1-3

# of Sessions: 3

Dates: Wednesdays May 11, 18, and 25

Time: 9-10 am

Educator: Kaity White

Equipment cost to borrow: $30 

Equipment list

Registration has closed