OUC Takes Conservation, Alternative Sources to School
This school year more than 5,500 fifth grade students in Central Florida will get the opportunity to make an aquifer, build a solar-powered car and test low flow showerheads and compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) against traditional fixtures as part of an electric and water conservation and alternative sources educational program.
OUC has partnered with the Orlando Science Center to deliver an interactive curriculum to Orange and Osceola county public school classrooms within OUC’s service territory. The Orlando Science Center, using content approved by OUC, has developed a curriculum and designed activities that meet Sunshine State Standards and target fifth graders, who are preparing for their first Science FCAT test.
The program includes two 90-minute classroom workshops for students as well as hands-on labs and pre- and post-classroom activities.