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 registration requirements below.

2019 registration is closed

Summer 2019 Program Dates & Locations




June 11 Toledo 1p-4p
June 18 Columbus-closed 9a-12p
June 20 Mansfield 9a-12p
July 9 Cincinnati 9a-12p
July 24 Cleveland 9a-12p
August 7 Akron 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.

Notes on Participation:

  • Participation is limited to one time. If you have previously attended this grade-level workshop, you are not eligible to participate a 2nd time.
  • You must have a 2019-20 science teaching assignment for the grade-level you are applying.
  • Limit of two teachers per school may apply. This may change to one teacher per school depending on the number of applicants.
  • Participants will be selected to participate based on your school’s electric utility. Limited space is available to all schools in Ohio.
  • You will be notified by May 15th if you have been selected to participate.

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

Questions?  Email OEP staff