Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chapel Hill Elementary’s 3rd graders recently learned about the basic of electricity with Duck River EMC’s Experiments with Electricity program. The program offers hands-on learning with 6-volt batteries, copper wire and 6-volt light bulbs. The basic electric circuit is used to demonstrate open and closed circuits, what materials test as insulators and conductors and how electric switches work. About 120 students learned how electricity is made, how it travels through circuits and other electrical applications, including a few safety lessons along the way. During the school year, DREMC’s Gina Warren, communications and community relations coordinator, has presented the Experiments with Electricity program to over 1,400 elementary and middle school students across the cooperative’s service area. Chapel Hill Elementary and other schools incorporate the electric program with their curriculum to help support both science classes and STEM education