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.

Summer 2017 Program Dates & Locations



 Tuesday, June 13 Toledo 1p-4p
 Tuesday, July 11 Cleveland 1p-4p
 Monday, July 24 Columbus 9:30a-12:30p
 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