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Classroom Presentations: Electricity

Requesting Classroom Presentations:

In order to keep our program cost-effective, we require that teachers schedule at least two presentations at one school for the same day. This is best accomplished by either scheduling the same presentation for more than one classroom; or by scheduling more than one presentation for the same classroom. We also require that presentation times be as close together during the day as possible.

Click on the link to the right to schedule classroom presentations.


Basic Circuits
Grades: 4-5 (60 minutes)

This presentation is an excellent introduction to electricity. Students first experiment with batteries and buzzers to create a simple electric circuit and learn about open and closed circuits. Then students make predictions and test circuits to discover the four ways to light a bulb using a battery, a piece of wire and a bulb. Finally, students will then formulate a claim on what basic components are needed in every circuit.

Circuit Systems
Grades: 4-5 (60 minutes)

Students use Snap Circuit kit, prior knowledge and new concepts (such as the use of switches) to build 4 different circuits in this lesson. They identify the types of circuits they've built as well as analyze each circuit as a system. After analyzing each circuit, students explore how energy is transferred and transformed within the system.

Scheduling Link for the 2019-2020 School Year

PLEASE NOTE: you will need all names, emails and room numbers for each teacher as well as a time schedule to complete the form. 

Click here to schedule a classroom presentation(s).

“I love that you included hands-on experiments that make sense. At first, I thought that the PUD was just going to be the same old science, but instead it was fun and exciting.”

-- 4th grade student,
Totem Falls Elementary

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