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 15 students, so sign up below 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.  More programs will be added soon for January and beyond!  

November 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: K-3 
  • # of Sessions: 3
  • Dates: Wednesdays, November 4, 11, and 18
  • Time: 11am-noon
  • Educator: Kaity White
  • Equipment cost: $15 (including shipping)
  • Equipment list

Conservation kids

Explore the many ways we use energy! Students will use discussion, demos, and hands-on activities to examine energy in their daily lives. We’ll experiment with lights, appliances, and transportation to figure out ways we can use less energy.

  • Grades: K-3 
  • # of Sessions: 3
  • Dates: Thursdays, November 5, 12, and 19
  • Time: 10-11 am
  • Educator: Angie Krysiak
  • Equipment cost: $15 (including shipping)
  • Equipment list

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 ways to use renewables like solar and wind power.  We’ll learn about the energy use of our lights and appliances and brainstorm ways to use less electricity.

  • Grades: 4-6 
  • # of Sessions: 3
  • Dates: Mondays, November 2, 9, and 16
  • Time: 9-10 am
  • Educator: Angie Krysiak
  • Equipment cost to borrow: $30 (including shipping and a prepaid return shipping label)
  • Equipment cost to purchase: $105 (including shipping)
  • Equipment list

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: 4-8 
  • # of Sessions: 4
  • DatesTuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24
  • Time: 3-4 pm
  • Educator: Julian Leon
  • Equipment cost to borrow: $20 (including shipping and a prepaid return shipping label)
  • Equipment cost to purchase: $30 (including shipping)
  • Equipment list

Button Up - home weatherization

Join us as we explore the science of heat transfer and how it relates to your home. Using equipment from VEEP and some of your common household materials, we will investigate ways to keep you warm and toasty this winter but use less energy doing it.

  • Grades: 6-9
  • # of Sessions: 3
  • Dates: Fridays, November 6, 13, and 20
  • Time: 10-11 am
  • Educator: Julian Leon
  • Equipment cost to borrow: $20 (including shipping and a prepaid return shipping label)
  • Equipment cost to purchase: $40 (including shipping)
  • Equipment list
  • Register for a STEM Lab

    Which STEM Lab are you registering for?
    Equipment included- $15
    Equipment included - $15
    Borrow equipment - $30 or Purchase equipment - $105
    Borrow equipment - $20 or Purchase equipment - $30
    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 anna@veep.org for the full VEEP/NHEEP online safety protocol.