Virtual STEM labs

VEEP and NHEEP are offering virtual STEM labs to learn about specific energy topics and practice science and engineering design for home school students or students just interested in the topic. Groups will meet over several weeks with an online instructor.

These programs are capped at 10-15 students, so sign up below as soon as you can. Materials will not be shipped until payment has been received. More programs will be added soon for February and beyond!  

January STEM Labs

Wind FUndamentals

Join us for a hands-on lab to explore the power of wind! Participants will be guided through a set of 3 lessons that will culminate in designing a wind-powered sail car. A fan will be needed for these lessons, all other materials will be provided. 

  • Grades: 1-3
  • # of Sessions: 3
  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 13, 20, and 27
  • Time: 11am-noon
  • Educator: Kaity White
  • Equipment cost (purchase only): $15 (includes shipping)

Electricity: From the electron to the ipad

Come join us as we explore this wondrous, magic-like phenomenon we call electricity. These 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: 4-8
  • # of Sessions: 3
  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 20 and 27, and February 3
  • Time: 3-4 pm
  • Educator: Julian Leon
  • Equipment cost to borrow: $20 (including shipping and a prepaid return shipping label)
  • Equipment cost to purchase: $40 (including shipping)

Shining a light on our electrical connections to climate

What do holiday lights, smart phones, and your refrigerator have in common?  And how does that relate to our environment and climate?  We’ll figure out how electricity is generated, how our electricity use might impact the world around us, and what actions we can take to reduce negative impacts. In order to investigate these things, you’ll do hands-on demos and experiments with our equipment, search for electrical vampires in your home, and come up with an action plan to change the world (or at least your lightbulbs).  

  • Grades: 9-12
  • # of Sessions: 4
  • Dates: Tuesdays, January 12, 19, and 26, and February 2
  • Time: 1-2 pm
  • Educator: Angie Krysiak and Aubrey Nelson
  • Equipment cost to borrow: TBD
  • Equipment cost to purchase: TBD
  • Register for a STEM Lab

    Which STEM Lab(s) are you registering for?
    Purchase equipment - $15
    Borrow equipment - $20 or Purchase equipment - $40
    If you are registering two students.
    Which STEM Lab(s) are you registering for?
    Purchase equipment - $15
    Borrow equipment - $20 or Purchase equipment - $40
    Please note you will receive an e-mail from VEEP with a Paypal link within the next 3 days.  Student registrations will be finalized when payment is received.

    I am aware that this is an online virtual classroom in which students will be sharing audio and video. There will be one or more teacher(s) and multiple students. VEEP/NHEEP’s online safety protocol means that a single educator will never be alone with a single student.* We will not record the classes.  Students will be expected to behave respectfully, appropriately and safely and will be asked to leave the classroom if they are not following these expectations at the discretion of the instructor. Students will receive equipment to be able to do hands-on portions of this course, and most of these materials are to be returned to VEEP/NHEEP at the end of the class.  

    *Contact for the full VEEP/NHEEP online safety protocol.