Lesson Resources 2020/21

VEEP/NHEEP is offering our resources in a number of different formats this year. Each set of lessons and activities is designed to be used in multiple settings: whether you are in-person, remote, or moving between the two, these lessons can fluidly adapt to what you and your students need with minimum effort.

Depending on the curriculum area and grade level, there may be options to download printable pdfs, to create your own copy of Google Slide or Google doc assignments that can be uploaded to Google classroom.

Contact us at info@veep.org if you have trouble accessing these formats.

Sign up to get resources:

You will be given access the resources in the table below after providing some information.

  • Lesson options for teachers:

    • You can sign up to work with a VEEP or NHEEP Energy Teaching Partner (suggested)
      • A VEEP/NHEEP educator can join the class virtually to run each of these activities. Can be done in 1-2 longer workshops or several pieces. 
      • Equipment is available to borrow to use hands-on materials to support these lessons.
    • You can do these on your own with your class.
    • We are offering a stipend to teachers who run one of the lessons and give us feedback by January 31. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let us know by December 5. 
    • Schedule a meeting with a VEEP/NHEEP educator to discuss these options.
  • Grade Band
    Grade Band Title Description
    Photo K-3

    Conservation Kids

    Young students gain a basic understanding of energy and the importance of conservation and efficiency.

    photo 4-5, 6-8

    Electricity and the Environment

    Students explore energy transfer through circuits, generation, and impacts.

    clip board 6-8, 9-12

    Energy Audit and Action

    Students use our 2020 poster and other data to assess the energy we use and brainstorm ways to take action to reduce our climate impacts.

    Photo 9-12

    Green Energy Careers

    Give your students a hands-on overview of the tools, concepts and pathways that lead to careers in energy efficiency. 

    photo 6-8

    Home Heat Transfer

    Students explore how they can use less energy to heat their home while still keeping it at a comfortable temperature.

    Magnet K-3


    Students investigate the non-contact forces of magnets through the lens of observable patterns.

    renewables 6-8

    Renewables By Design

    Students are challenged to think like engineers tasked with reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and optimizing electricity from wind, hydro, and solar power.

    Sun icon K-3

    Sun FUNdamentals

    Introduce your youngest students to sun and shade. Investigate how light behaves with different materials and make shade structures.

    wind K-3

    Wind FUNdamentals

    Introduce your youngest students to wind energy. Investigate how people use wind to do work, and learn about engineering principles by designing and testing your own sail car.

  • These resources are free of charge thanks to NHSaves, Efficiency Vermont, and our other generous funders.

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