Equipment Kits

We offer a wide variety of curriculum resource kits to lend to schools in Vermont and New Hampshire. These kits include all the equipment you need to support your energy and climate curriculum. If you are interested in reserving a kit, fill out the form below and we will be in touch to schedule a meeting. Kits are loaned out on a first come, first serve basis, so reserve early to guarantee your dates. Allow two weeks after request for processing.

  • Fee: We ask schools to pay a small fee for the use of our kits to help us to maintain and restock the kits. We offer scholarships if your school does not have a budget for materials.

    Transportation options: Kits can be delivered via Vital Delivery Solutions for an additional fee of $40 each way (there will be an additional $5 fee each way if multiple kits are rented). Kits can also be picked up/dropped off at our office in Montpelier for no cost. The list of Vital Delivery Solutions service locations in Vermont can be found here and New Hampshire service locations here. If your location is not in the service area, we will find alternative shipping options.

    Late fee policy: A VEEP/NHEEP staff member will be in contact with the teacher one week prior to the scheduled date of kit return (based on Kit Reservation request submitted by the teacher). If VEEP/NHEEP does not receive a response from the teacher, we will send a 2nd email the following week, which would be the scheduled week of kit return. If VEEP/NHEEP does not receive a response within those two weeks, a late fee of $50 will be applied. VEEP/NHEEP will send the invoice for the late fee to the teacher and the school administration. If no communication is received from the teacher or school administration, additional late fees of $25 will continue to accrue each month until we receive the kit. Late fee invoices will be sent monthly. If no communication is received from the teacher or school administration after 3 months from the scheduled kit return date, the full kit price will be charged by the 3rd month and an invoice with the full kit amount will be sent to the school administration and the teacher. *If kit availability allows, kit reservations can be extended by contacting us.*

    Customized kits: We are happy to modify our traditional kits to meet your curriculum or project needs, but we ask schools to pay an additional $30 surcharge to help us cover the extra time and materials. Please note that we might need some extra time to create the custom kit in addition to the two weeks.

    Lost and damaged items: All kits come with a detailed itemized list of included materials. Please let us know immediately if any items are missing. You are expected to do an inventory of the kit you’ve borrowed before returning it to VEEP. We will bill for lost and damaged items. The cost of replacing consumable materials (items meant to be used up, like modeling clay and index cards) is included in the kit fee.

    Please read our equipment sanitation protocols in response to COVID. It is our priority to keep you safe, but also to not destroy our electronic equipment through improper cleaning. 

  • Grade Level
    Title Grade Level Description Cost
    CK

    Conservation Kids

    • K-3

    Students will start thinking about what energy is and how they use it daily.

    $40.00

    More Info
    Teachers collect car emissions

    Transportation

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Engineer solutions and take action to decrease transportation’s impact on earth’s climate.

    $50.00

    More Info
    boys building tree

    Sun FUNdamentals: Light & Shadows

    • K-3

    Explore light and shadows through engineering design challenges.

    $40.00

    More Info
    boy and girl work on turbine

    Wind FUNdamentals: Using Wind to Do Work

    • K-3

    Build and test pinwheels and sailboats, and experiment with mechanical wind turbines.

    $40.00

    More Info
    Elementary students gathered around solar panel

    PVs in Action: Grades 4-5

    • 4-5

    Explore and optimize solar electricity using photovoltaic panels.

    $45.00

    More Info
    Girls adjust turbine

    Wind Works

    • 4-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Explore and optimize wind generator output using our custom electric wind turbines.

    $40.00

    More Info
    girl measures temperature in a beaker

    Climate Change: Understanding & Engagement

    • 6-8

    Build and test models and explore action steps to combat climate change.

    $50.00

    More Info
    boys with voltmeter

    Electricity & Climate Change

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Our most in-depth kit, with tools to explore electricity generation, renewable energy, and climate science.

    $45.00

    More Info
    Boy with loupe

    Home Heat Transfer

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Investigate heat transfer in buildings through convection, conduction, and radiation. Test materials and engineer energy-efficient model homes.

    $60.00

    More Info
    students acting as grid operators

    Model Electric Grid

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Take on the roles of grid operator or homeowner to better understand the grid and practice circuits.

    $45.00

    More Info
    girl examines solar panel

    PVs in Action: Grades 6-12

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Explore and optimize solar electricity using photovoltaic panels.

    $40.00

    More Info
    girl measures temperature in a solar collector

    Solar Challenge: Solar Thermal Collectors

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Understand solar thermal energy by building a solar collector to heat water with energy from the sun.

    $60.00

    More Info
    IR thermometer and camera

    IR Cameras & Thermometers

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Visual heat transfer and measure surface temperatures in your building.

    $40.00

    More Info
    Digital lux meter

    Light Meters

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Measure lighting levels to assess opportunities to improve lighting efficiency.

    $30.00

    More Info
    Mini methane digester in action.

    Methane Digester

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Set up and run a small-scale working methane digester in your classroom.

    $30.00

    More Info
    VEEP pryanometer

    Pyranometer

    • 9-12

    Measure solar intensity to be able to calculate efficiency of solar devices.

    $20.00

    More Info
    Kill-A-Watt meter

    Watt Meters

    • 6-8
    • 9-12

    Measure the electricity used by plugged-in equipment in your school.

    $30.00

    More Info
  • Reserve a Kit

    We offer a wide variety of curriculum resource kits to lend to schools in Vermont and New Hampshire. These kits include all the equipment you need to support your energy and climate curriculum. If you are interested in reserving a kit, fill out the form below and we will be in touch to schedule a meeting. Kits are loaned out on a first come, first serve basis, so reserve early to guarantee your dates. Allow two weeks after request for processing.

    • Fee: We ask schools to pay a small fee for the use of our kits to help us to maintain and restock the kits. We offer scholarships if your school does not have a budget for materials.

      Transportation options: Kits can be delivered via Vital Delivery Solutions for an additional fee of $40 each way (there will be an additional $5 fee each way if multiple kits are rented). Kits can also be picked up/dropped off at our office in Montpelier for no cost. The list of Vital Delivery Solutions service locations in Vermont can be found here and New Hampshire service locations here. If your location is not in the service area, we will find alternative shipping options.

      Late fee policy: A VEEP/NHEEP staff member will be in contact with the teacher one week prior to the scheduled date of kit return (based on Kit Reservation request submitted by the teacher). If VEEP/NHEEP does not receive a response from the teacher, we will send a 2nd email the following week, which would be the scheduled week of kit return. If VEEP/NHEEP does not receive a response within those two weeks, a late fee of $50 will be applied. VEEP/NHEEP will send the invoice for the late fee to the teacher and the school administration. If no communication is received from the teacher or school administration, additional late fees of $25 will continue to accrue each month until we receive the kit. Late fee invoices will be sent monthly. If no communication is received from the teacher or school administration after 3 months from the scheduled kit return date, the full kit price will be charged by the 3rd month and an invoice with the full kit amount will be sent to the school administration and the teacher. *If kit availability allows, kit reservations can be extended by contacting us.*

      Customized kits: We are happy to modify our traditional kits to meet your curriculum or project needs, but we ask schools to pay an additional $30 surcharge to help us cover the extra time and materials. Please note that we might need some extra time to create the custom kit in addition to the two weeks.

      Lost and damaged items: All kits come with a detailed itemized list of included materials. Please let us know immediately if any items are missing. You are expected to do an inventory of the kit you’ve borrowed before returning it to VEEP. We will bill for lost and damaged items. The cost of replacing consumable materials (items meant to be used up, like modeling clay and index cards) is included in the kit fee.

      Please read our equipment sanitation protocols in response to COVID. It is our priority to keep you safe, but also to not destroy our electronic equipment through improper cleaning. 

    Personal Information

    School address

    Kit Reservation Information

    I would like to borrow (check all that apply):
    grade K-3 • 3 large totes
    grade 6-12 • size varies by module
    grade 6-12 • size varies by module
    grade 6-12 • 2 large totes
    grade 4-5 • 2 large totes
    grade 6-12 • 2 large totes
    grade 6-12 • 2 large totes, 1 roll Mylar, 1 tube straight edges
    grade K-3 • 1 large tote
    grade K-3 • 1 large tote, 1 box fan
    grade 4-12 • 4+ small totes, 3+ box fans
    grade 6-12 • 1 small tote
    grade 6-12 • 1 small tote
    grade 6-12 • 1 large tote
    grade 9-12 • 1 small tote
    grade 6-12 • 1 small tote
    grade 6-8 & 9-12
    Which Electricity & Climate Change modules would you like to borrow?
    2 large totes
    1 large tote
    1 large tote
    1 large tote
    1 large tote, 2 box fans
    Which Home Heat Transfer modules would you like to borrow?
    This kit includes all materials listed below
    Includes conduction, convection, & combustion investigation materials, multiple IR thermometers for student home investigations • 1 medium tote
    I have been trained on and understand this module
    I would like an educator to come and do this workshop with me https://www.veep.org/student-workshop-signup
    To see this in action go to ttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1cQkD3gK53wpKOoa1bkeky6VsKGEendzS
    Two Earths model
    I would like an educator to come and do this workshop with me https://www.veep.org/student-workshop-signup
    Would you like to borrow Modeling Climate Science as part of your climate kit?
    Your kit needs Alka-Seltzer!
    You have indicated that you would like to borrow a kit that includes the Two Earth Climate Model. You will need 60-85 tabs of Alka-Seltzer per class to run this experiment. Would you like to:
    Pick up: I would like to:
    *If multiple kits are requested, there will be an additional $5 S&H fee due to increase in shipping rates*(Delivery available for most VT locations; NH locations limited to Concord, Londonderry, and Lebanon. See all available delivery locations are linked above)
    I would like to have the kit(s) shipped to:
    Shipping address:
    Return: I would like to:
    *If multiple kits are requested, there will be an additional $5 S&H fee due to increase in shipping rates*(Pick-up available for most VT locations; NH locations limited to Concord, Londonderry, and Lebanon. See all available delivery locations linked above.)

    Training

    I have used this kit before.
    I am in active communication with a VEEP/NHEEP educator

    Payment & Final Details

    How are you planning to fund the loan of this kit?
    $
    Please include name and email. If you leave this field blank, we'll send the invoice to you.
    The fine print: I understand that the equipment in the kit(s) I borrow is my responsibility. I understand that my school will be billed for any items that are damaged or missing upon return of the kit(s). I also understand that another teacher will be using the kit(s) after I am done, and I agree to send the kit(s) back to VEEP packed in an organized fashion. I have read and understand the information about kit transportation. I have read and understand the sanitation protocol
  • If you are having technical issues with this form, please send an e-mail with the requested info above to info@veep.org.