Learn more about our curricula, storylines, and other teaching resources below. All of these materials are free to download. Curricula and storylines are designed to pair with our equipment kits.
Curricula & Storylines Title Grade Band Driving question / topic area Category Related Kits 6-8 What are the human impacts on the environment/Earth systems? How can I minimize my impacts? Climate Change Climate Change: Understanding & Engagement K-3 What is energy and how do we use it on a daily basis? Conservation Conservation Kids 6-8, 9-12 How are humans impacting the climate by turning on this lamp? What can we do about it? Electricity Electricity & Climate Change 6-8, 9-12 How/why does human transportation impact earth’s climate? How can we re-engineer local transportation to reduce our impact? Transportation Transportation 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 How/why does keeping homes warm impact the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere? How can we decrease this impact yet keep our homes warm and cozy? Heat Transfer Home Heat Transfer 6-8, 9-12 How is it that my electrical needs and thousands of others can vary and yet still be met continuously? Electricity Model Electric Grid 4-5 Driving question: How does installing photovoltaic panels address the community’s electricity needs while helping to protect the earth? Solar PVs in Action: Grades 4-5 6-8, 9-12 How does installing photovoltaic panels address the community’s electricity needs while helping to protect the earth? Solar PVs in Action: Grades 6-12 6-8, 9-12 How can we learn to harness the sun’s renewable energy? Solar Solar Challenge: Solar Thermal Collectors K-3 How do we use sunlight and shade to help us? Solar Sun FUNdamentals: Light & Shadows K-3 How do we use wind? Wind Wind FUNdamentals: Using Wind to Do Work 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 How can wind produce reliable, affordable, electrical energy that is clean and sustainable? Wind Wind Works Mini-Units, Extensions & Manuals Title Grade Band Driving question / topic area Category Related Kits 6-8 Resources to support students' understanding of career opportunities in the green energy field. Careers 6-8 How can we engineer (design, build, test, revise) a home to minimize thermal energy transfer? Heat Transfer Home Heat Transfer 6-8, 9-12 Visual heat transfer and measure surface temperatures in your building. Climate Change, Conservation, Heat Transfer IR Cameras & Thermometers 6-8, 9-12 Measure lighting levels to assess opportunities to improve lighting efficiency. Electricity, Solar Light Meters 6-8, 9-12 Instructional guide for VEEP's methane digester kit. Methane Digester 9-12 Guide on how to use a VEEP pyranometer, a tool to measure the radiant intensity of sunlight. Pyranometer K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Mini-lesson to help students start to think about transportation in their own communities. Transportation 6-8, 9-12 Measure the electricity used by plugged-in equipment in your school Electricity Watt Meters Educational Posters Title Grade Band Driving question / topic area Category Related Kits 6-8, 9-12 Poster with charts modeling the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan. 6-8, 9-12 This year’s report highlights how much fossil fuel dependence is currently costing the Vermont economy, as well as how much Vermonters stand to save as a result of a transition to more efficient and renewable technologies in heating and transportation. 6-8, 9-12 Investigate your energy use, then pledge to make a difference. 6-8, 9-12 Where does heat leave our homes, what energy sources heat our homes, and what does the energy cost? Home Heat Transfer 6-8, 9-12 Charts showing Vermont energy use in transportation, thermal, and electricity — and how it would change if we met our state goal of 90% by 2050. 6-8, 9-12 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Poster comparing three pie charts of electricity sources: VT generation, what VT utilities purchase, and what comes from the ISO-NE grid. K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12