Vettecademy

Welcome to Vettecademy, a new series geared towards school-age kids, offering at-home educational and entertaining episodes on various aspects of Corvette.

EPISODE 1

Our first episode, hosted by Museum Educator Deb Howard, focuses on the Corvette Generations. What are ‘generations’? How many generations of Corvette are there? Learn this and more in our short and fun episode!

We can guarantee you will have a lot of Corvette eye candy to check out, too!

EPISODE 2

The second episode of Vettecademy, hosted by Museum Director of Marketing and Communication Katie Ellison, focuses on the what happened February 12, 2014 and the days following after a large sinkhole opened up inside the Museum. We will share details and facts that you may not have heard before, including the science and engineering that went on behind the scenes. Discover what lies below the floor of the Museum’s Skydome with a 3D interactive tour at corvettemuseum.org/explore/exhibits/corvette-cave-in-exhibit/

EPISODE 3

The third episode of Vettecademy, hosted by Daniel Decker of the Museum’s Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Department, gives you a crash course on how to change a tire on a vehicle. Daniel gives viewers step by step tips, including why it can be beneficial to change your tire yourself.

EPISODE 4

In this episode of Vettecademy we learn a little about some of the past Chief Designers for General Motors and Chevrolet, as well as what inspired them. We will then read along the book ‘If I Built a Car’ by Chris Van Dusen with Museum Educator Deb Howard.

EPISODE 5

In our fifth episode of Vettecademy, our Director of Collections/Curator Derek E. Moore shares information on the early history of the Corvette, including why Chevrolet pursued developing a sports car, it’s original name, some of the inspiration for the car and more.

EPISODE 6

Corvette realized early on that kids can influence a household’s buying decisions. This lead to Corvette pedal cars! There have been many Corvette toys since those early days. How many of them do you have?

EPISODE 7

In this episode of Vettecademy we have a little storytime – reading the National Corvette Museum’s children’s book ‘Vinny the Vette’ about a Corvette who was picked up by his ‘parents’ at the Museum through the Delivery Program!

EPISODE 8

Museum Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Technician Daniel Decker shows us how (and why) to change your oil.

EPISODE 9

What’s the meaning behind the Corvette logo? Who created the National Corvette Museum logo? How many variations of the Corvette logo are there? Learn this and more on this episode of Vettecademy!

EPISODE 10

What influenced Chevrolet to name America’s Sports Car ‘Corvette’? Who came up with the name and why? Learn this and more on this episode!

EPISODE 11

You’ve heard about Harley Earl, Ed Cole, Zora Duntov… but did you know that behind the scenes of Corvette (and other GM products) was a team of women known as the Damsels of Design? Hear about their contributions to America’s iconic sports car!

EPISODE 12

Learn why there was no saleable 1983 model year Corvettes available and where you can see the one (and a half!) remaining test Corvettes for that year.

EPISODE 13

In today’s episode of Vettecademy, join race car driver Andy Pilgrim as he discusses basic car safety tips for children!

EPISODE 14

In today’s Vettecademy, learn about three Corvette concept cars of the past. These cars showcased not only the thought process that goes into some incredible design style, but also some forward thinking technology as Corvette looked toward its future!

EPISODE 15

In this episode of Vettecademy, explore the science behind a well-known chemical reaction, and watch as we turn it into a fun activity for our youngest car enthusiasts!