Norfolk fifth-graders ‘light up’ during review on electricity

In the Virginia 4-H In-School Electricity Curriculum, students are given hands-on opportunities to manipulate batteries, magnets, bulbs, switches in order to discover the properties of electricity.

In the Virginia 4-H In-School Electricity Curriculum, students are given hands-on opportunities to manipulate batteries, magnets, bulbs, switches in order to discover the properties of electricity.

In Norfolk elementary schools, students take Standards of Learning exams on electricity concepts a year after they learn about electricity. But the Virginia 4-H In-School Electricity Curriculum, provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers a hands-on refresher before the SOLs — much to the delight of students and teachers alike.

By the end of the daylong session in one classroom, a student was using her necklace in place of a wire to light a circuit.

“This program accomplishes two main things: It brings out students’ creativity while engaging material they already know, and it relieves some pressure on teachers to cover material they may not be familiar with,” said 4-H youth development agent project lead Greg Costanza.

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