grade 4: electricity, circuits & thermal energy

4th grade teachers…

Uncomfortable teaching electricity and thermal energy?  Need ideas and materials to make it hands-on? Join OEP for a professional development workshop that meets these content standards!

Electric Circuits ActivityParticipating teachers will receive:

  • Teacher resources: NEED curriculum, OEP lesson plans and student worksheets.
  • Kit of Equipment worth over $250: 5 sets of Snap Circuits, 5 circuit batons, 6 digital thermometers, additional resources to teach thermal energy.
  • Three professional development contact hours.

Registration is open to all Ohio schools. See program flyer.

4th Grade workshops for 2017 are full.
Register to be added to the wait list for a summer program.

Summer 2017 Program Dates & Locations



 Tuesday, June 13 Toledo 1p-4p
 Tuesday, July 11 Cleveland 1p-4p
 Wednesday, July 26 Youngstown 1p-4p
Thursday, July 27 Akron 9a-12p
 Tuesday, August 8 Cincinnati 9a-12p

Ohio Learning Standards the workshop will address:

Electricity, Heat & Matter (Physical Science)

  • The total amount of matter is conserved when it undergoes a change.
  • Energy can be transformed from one form to another or can be transformed from one location to another.

Earth’s Living History (Life Science)

  • Changes in an organisms environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful.

View the program curriculum, pre/post assessments and student worksheets.

Questions?  Email OEP staff