Kits, Curricula, & Resources

Learn more about our equipment kits, curricula, storylines, and other teaching resources below. Curricula and storylines are designed to pair with our equipment kits. Curricula and storylines are free to download, click on each title to learn about kit rental prices.

Coming soon: Hydro curricula and kits!

In addition to kits and curricula, we also produce educational posters which are available at the bottom of this page.

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  • Grade Band
    Type
    Category
    Kits, Curricula, & Resources
    Title Grade Band Driving question / topic area Category
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    Climate Change: Understanding & Engagement

    6-8 What are the human impacts on the environment/Earth systems? How can I minimize my impacts? Climate Change
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    Conservation Kids

    K-3 What is energy and how do we use it on a daily basis? Conservation
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    Electricity & Climate Change MacroStoryline

    6-8, 9-12 How are humans impacting the climate by turning on this lamp? What can we do about it? Electricity
    Greening Transportation Storyline

    Greening Transportation Storyline

    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
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    Home Heat Transfer Storyline

    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
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    Model Grid Storyline

    6-8, 9-12 How is it that my electrical needs and thousands of others can vary and yet still be met continuously? Electricity
    wood car and magnet

    Non-Contact Forces

    K-3 How does Baby Yoda help us explain the behavior of magnets and static electricity? Non-Contact Forces
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    Photovoltaics in Action: Solar Works 4-5

    4-5 How does installing photovoltaic panels address the community’s electricity needs while helping to protect the earth? Electricity, Solar
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    Photovoltaics in Action: Solar Works 6-12

    6-8, 9-12 How does installing photovoltaic panels address the community’s electricity needs while helping to protect the earth? Electricity, Solar
    cover of Solar Challenge curriculum

    Solar Challenge

    6-8, 9-12 How can we learn to harness the sun’s renewable energy? Solar
    cover of Sun FUN curriculum

    Sun FUNdamentals

    K-3 How do we use sunlight and shade to help us? Solar
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    Wind FUNdamentals

    K-3 How do we use wind? Wind
    cover of Wind Works curriculum

    Wind Works: Wind Electricity

    4-5, 6-8, 9-12 How can wind produce reliable, affordable, electrical energy that is clean and sustainable? Wind
    Mini-Units, Extensions & Manuals
    Title Grade Band Driving question / topic area Category

    Choices & Impacts Game

    6-8, 9-12 A game to explore how choices have an impact on earth's resources and climate change Climate Change

    Electricity & the Environment

    4-5, 6-8 How is energy transferred? How does the way we generate and use electricity impact our environment? Electricity

    Green Energy Careers Module for Middle School

    6-8 Resources to support students' understanding of career opportunities in the green energy field. Careers

    Green Energy Careers: Efficiency

    9-12 What field are you interested in working in? What is meant by Green or Clean energy jobs? Careers

    Green Energy Careers: Renewables

    9-12 What field are you interested in working in? What is meant by Green or Clean energy jobs? Careers

    Home Heat Transfer Extension: Engineering Design Challenge

    6-8 How can we engineer (design, build, test, revise) a home to minimize thermal energy transfer? Heat Transfer

    Hydro Module

    4-5, 6-8 Hydro
    IR

    IR Cameras & Thermometers

    6-8, 9-12 Visual heat transfer and measure surface temperatures in your building. Climate Change, Conservation, Heat Transfer
    Light meter

    Light Meters

    6-8, 9-12 Measure lighting levels to assess opportunities to improve lighting efficiency. Electricity, Solar

    Magnetism

    K-3 What patterns do we see when magnets are close to metals? Non-Contact Forces
    Mini methane digester in action.

    Methane Digester Manual

    6-8, 9-12 Instructional guide for VEEP's methane digester kit.

    Modeling Climate Science

    6-8 What effect does adding CO2 and water vapor have on air temperature? Climate Change

    Pyranometer Manual

    9-12 Guide on how to use a VEEP pyranometer, a tool to measure the radiant intensity of sunlight.

    Renewables by Design

    4-5, 6-8 How can engineers design renewable electricity technology to maximize electricity? Engineering, Hydro, Solar, Wind

    Smart Technology & Climate Change

    9-12 How can new technologies in electrical metering reduce electrical usage and subsequently reduce CO2 emissions? Climate Change

    Transportation Lessons

    K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Mini-lesson to help students start to think about transportation in their own communities. Transportation
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    Watt Meters

    6-8, 9-12 Measure the electricity used by plugged-in equipment in your school Electricity
    Educational Posters
    Title Grade Band Driving question / topic area Category
    Charting Our Energy Future poster

    Charting Our Energy Future

    6-8, 9-12 Poster with charts modeling the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan. Careers, Climate Change, Conservation, Electricity
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    Energy Action Network Progress report

    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.
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    Energy Audit and Action

    6-8, 9-12 Investigate your energy use, then pledge to make a difference. Careers, Climate Change, Conservation, Electricity, Heat Transfer, Transportation
    Heating Vermont Homes poster

    Heating Vermont Homes

    6-8, 9-12 Where does heat leave our homes, what energy sources heat our homes, and what does the energy cost? Heat Transfer
    Less Energy, More Renewables poster

    Less Energy, More Renewables

    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. Climate Change, Electricity, Engineering, Heat Transfer, Hydro, Solar, Transportation, Wind
    The Climate Impact of Getting to School

    The Climate Impact of Getting to School VT

    6-8, 9-12 Transportation
    VT Slicing the Electricity Pie poster

    VT Slicing the Electricity Pie

    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. Electricity
    Your Energy & Climate Action Pathway

    Your Energy & Climate Action Pathway

    K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Climate Change