TEACHER TOOLKIT

NTC and PPL Electric Utilities invite you to use these e-learning resources to teach your students about the importance of electrical safety. The digital materials below are designed to get your students excited about understanding this important subject.

Want to know the best way to use the related e-book, videos, games, smart speaker activity and other lessons to educate your class? Watch this short video and learn how to easily and effectively add Agents of Safety to your curriculum!


EDUCATOR VIDEO


Educational Standards  

We know your class time is extremely valuable. That’s why we ensure that all of our digital e-learning materials are aligned with state and national educational standards. It’s important that the Agents of Safety digital program adds to your existing curriculum and keeps students on track with their ongoing learning.

See below for details about how each digital activity aligns with educational standards and corresponds with your state’s curricula.

Educational Standards

PROGRAM OVERVIEW  

Debuting this year, our Livestream Special offers classrooms a convenient, online-accessible option for experiencing educational theatre.

This 35-minute show presents a virtual lesson in energy efficiency for grades K-6. Through an interactive web platform, a live host will introduce entertaining sketches featuring a variety of characters in professionally filmed scenes from our live theatrical productions – and guide classrooms to participate in a discussion on energy, electricity, conservation and renewable resources:

Scene 1:
Superhero Nikki Neutron is trying to clear up a misunderstanding with her boss, U.R. Fired, as she teaches him about how electricity is made at a power plant using resources..

Scene 2:
GameCo designer Hieronyma Tru challenges Internet Troll to a game of Ping-Pong to test his knowledge about the uses of electricity.

Scene 3:
Circus owner Jackie Sullivan has to make sure her star attraction, Ernesto Zucchini, knows about electrical safety before he is shot out of a cannon.

Scene 4:
Electrical superhero Captain Wattage is suspicious of new recruit Vivica Voltage as she creates dangerous electrical situations around the office.

Students and teachers will also have access to a Q&A with the host, and an exclusive e-learning package that includes e-books and graphic novels, games, quizzes and lesson plans for the classroom that reinforce concepts from the show.

Agents of Safety teaches viewers about the following educational points:

  • How electricity is made
  • The uses of electricity
  • Identifying dangerous electrical situations
  • Ways to stay safe around electricity

Watch with your class or friends and family – you’ll experience important lessons about electricity and electrical safety along with calls to action and additional activities you can do yourself at home and in the community!

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HANDS-ON LESSONS  

Your students can enhance the learning from the program video with these fun, hands-on lessons and experiments. These lessons can be done in the classroom or easily adapted for students to do at home with their family.

The materials needed for these lessons are basic supplies that most people have at home. They’re a fun and educational way for students to learn with family members. Follow up with your students to make sure they enjoyed and learned from these activities.

How do we measure energy and electricity? How is energy and electricity wasted? How can we save energy and electricity? Your students can learn these topics with their families at home by completing the fun, hands-on lessons below.

The materials needed for these lessons are basic supplies that most people have at home. They’re a fun and educational way for students to learn with other family members. Follow up with your students to make sure they enjoyed and learned from these activities!

Lesson 1: Electricity Every Day  

Introduction

Electricity is a form of energy. Electricity powers many of the things people use every day. Despite its importance in our daily lives, few people probably stop to think what life would be like without electricity. But we use electricity to do many jobs for us every day – from lighting, heating, and cooling our homes to powering our televisions and computers. This activity helps illustrate the effect electricity has on our daily lives.

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Objective

Students will understand the effect electricity has on their daily lives.

Purpose of Activity

Review, Identify Details, Communicate, Create

21st Century Skills

Communication, Creativity

Cognitive Level

Strategic and Extended Thinking

Class Time

30 minutes

Materials

Chalkboard or whiteboard

Procedure

  • Ask the students to identify things in the classroom that use electricity. Write these answers on the board. Have them continue to identify things at home that also use electricity.
  • The students will write (or draw a picture) about everything they do all day that uses electricity. (Example: My alarm clock woke me up, I turned on the lamps, I dried my hair with a hair dryer, made toast, etc.)
  • Present the stories to the class.

How important is electricity to your daily life? To the daily life of the school or of the city?

  • Without electricity we would not be able to use computers or lights at school. Businesses could not run and everyday life would be impossible.

What would be different if there was no electricity?

  • None of our appliances would work. Businesses and schools could not operate.

Are there ways you could use less electricity today?

  • Turn off lights and appliances. Replace old lightbulbs with energy-efficient ones. Use smart appliances and programmable thermostats.

EDUCATOR ASSESSMENTS  

Follow-up, formative assessments for you to gauge the learning of your students are especially important with e-learning. Below are some suggestions for how you can assess your students’ performance quickly and effectively.

These assessments are easy for you and your students to complete and help ensure your class is getting the maximum educational value, retention and engagement from the related digital activities.

Examples of formative assessments could be:

Four corners – opportunity for student movement while permitting the teacher to monitor and assess understanding. Teacher poses a question or makes a statement. Students then move to the appropriate corner of the classroom to indicate their response to the prompt. For example, the corner choices might include “I strongly agree,” “I strongly disagree,” “I agree somewhat,” and “I’m not sure.”

STUDENT ACTIVITIES  

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Student Playbook

Graphic Novel

EVALUATION

We take your feedback and suggestions very seriously. Hearing from educators with firsthand experience with our programs ensures that we continue to improve our digital resources, making them as beneficial as possible for you and your students.

Please complete this brief, two-minute evaluation to let us know what you thought. Enter the code you received on the Teacher Instruction Card or call us for your access code.

Thank you for your time and valuable input.

EXPANDED INFORMATION & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES  

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