grades 7 & 9: electricity

7th & 9th Grade Teachers…

Make a real-world connection to your electricity content standards. Participate in OEP’s professional development for 7th & 9th grade teachers and you’ll tour a power plant and receive curriculum with a classroom teaching kit.

tourBenefits for Participating Teachers:

  • Tour of an Ohio electricity generating power station, facilitated by plant personnel.
  • Teaching Kit of Equipment worth over $450: Includes 6 sets of Snap Circuit Pro and other equipment to teach electricity in your classroom.
  • Teacher resources: NEED curriculum, OEP lesson plans and student worksheets.
  • Five professional development contact hours.

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

Registration for 2017 is now closed.

Summer 2017 Program Dates & Locations

Date: Location:
Wednesday, June 21 Southwest Ohio-Zimmer Dynegy Power Station
Wednesday, June 28 Eastern Ohio-Cardinal Power Station
Wednesday, July 12 Northeast Ohio-Orrville Power Station
Tuesday, July 18 Southeast Ohio-Kyger Creek Power Station
Tuesday, August 1 Central Ohio-Conesville Power Station

All programs are 9:30a-2:30p and include lunch.

Ohio Learning Standards Correlations

7th Grade:

  • Evaluate an electrical circuit in terms of type, voltage, current, resistance and the transfer of energy to other forms.
  • Design, create and compare a series and parallel circuit.
  • Demonstrate an increase or decrease in resistance in a circuit.
  • Create a closed circuit that includes a parallel circuit and resistance and that shows changes in current and voltage.

9th Grade

  • Relate the flow of electrons through conductors and insulators and the concepts of current, voltage and resistance.
  • Distinguish between conductors and insulators.
  • Explain the two models of electric current in terms of charge and direction of flow.
  • Describe how power sources, including batteries, are sources of voltage.
  • Demonstrate how a variety of circuits are constructed as well as measure and compare the potential difference (voltage) and current.

Thanks to American Electric Power Foundation and Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for the funding program to Ohio teachers.