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Energy Education

Perhaps no other facet of community life presents both the challenges and the limitless possibilities found in the education of young people. Public Service Company of Oklahoma is proud to be a partner in education, particularly in grades pre-K to 12. Through workshops, initiatives and educational resources, we strive to make a difference in the lives and the learning of teachers, students and customers within the Public Service Company of Oklahoma service territory.

 

Captain Wattage e-learning program

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) has partnered with The National Theatre for Children (NTC) to educate students and their families about electrical safety in their communities. Beginning on April 12, this brand new, superhero-themed livestream performances of the Captain Wattage e-learning program will be made available to K-5 audiences in Oklahoma.

For more information about the Captain Wattage virtual program, visit https://nationaltheatre.com/Program/captain-wattage-livestream-special/. For more information about this program, contact Matt Levine at mlevine@ntccorporate.com.

Schools in PSO’s service area will experience the livestream events and virtual program this spring, with more slated to receive the program in fall 2021.

Online Education: Learn more about how energy works:

  • Kids Korner
    Energy information for kids, including safety, energy efficiency, and how electricity is made, along with fun games and experiments that make energy come alive. Includes lesson plans for teachers.

  • Electric Universe
    Join Louie the Lightning Bug and friends for games, engaging activities, and information about electricity and how to use it safely and wisely. Includes lesson plans for teachers.

  • The Anatomy of an Electric System
    Learn how electricity works and important safety measures.

Power-Saving Learning Kits for 5th Grade Teachers and Students

To educate the next generation about the value of electricity and importance of conservation, PSO partnered with Resource Action Programs to create a curriculum for 5th graders. This free, hands-on approach teaches young science students about energy efficiency and provides tools to help their families save energy and money.

The curriculum provides teacher lesson plans, educational materials, activity books and an Energy Savings Kit for each student.

For more information about the energy-saving learning kit, please click here.

Online Education:

Learn more about how energy works:

How Does Electricity Get To Your Home?

Teachers can find lesson plans and more in Kids Korner and Electric Universe.

For more information on our education initiatives, see the Community Involvement section of our corporate web site, AEP.com.

Recent Activities

Electrical Safety

Louie and cast members deliver important electrical safety messages to students across the state.

Flying high in the sky -- Safely

Spring breezes rocket kites skyward, but kids and adults who enjoy this timeless pastime need to remember some simple safety rules:

  • Never fly a kite near power lines.
  • Choose a wide-open field to fly kites.
  • If a kite is caught in a power line, leave it there.
  • Do not fly kites on rainy days when lightning could use the string as a conductor to reach the ground.
  • Never use wire, tinsel or any metal in kites or string -- they can conduct electricity.

For more electrical safety information, visit The Electric Universe®, www.AEP.electricuniverse.com. Teachers and youth leaders who work with children in grades K-4 may request a free Louie teaching kit. To request safety resources, visit www.AEP.com/go/education or write AEP Community Relations, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215. Be sure to tell us what grade level(s) you require.

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