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For information, please contact Madeline Chalk at mchalk@nueceselectric.org or

361-767-3865

 

Thank you for contacting Nueces Electric Cooperative about a field trip! As a community partner, we want to help you educate your student about electricity, resources, and how electricity is made.

NEC will host one field trip on any given day between the hours of 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. A typical field trip consists of:

  • Classroom education and videos on energy, generation renewable energy and Co-op's
  • Demonstrations: Lineman, Electrical Safety, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy
  • Crafts activities / experiments
  • Pizza lunch

 

General Agenda: Note: this can be shortened as needed to accommodate timeframes

  1. 9:00 a.m.         Welcome
  2. 9:15 a.m.         Classroom: What is energy, types of resources and how it gets to your home
  3. 9:45 a.m.         Co-op Tour and Lineman Demonstration
  4. 10:45 a.m.       Break
  5. 11:00 a.m.       Classroom: Electrical Safety Demonstration and Energy Efficiency Detectives
  6. 12:00 p.m.       Lunch
  7. 12:30 p.m.       Renewable Demonstration
  8. 1:00 p.m.         Classroom: Craft a wind turbine or a solar panel (type of craft and complexity depend of grade level)
  9. 2:00 p.m.         Final fun quiz and prizes
  10. 2:30 p.m.         Thank you for coming!

 

TEKS Objective:

Nueces Electric Field Trips can cover several areas of TEKS.

  • Students will be able to identify sources of renewable energy.
  • Students will be able to identify sources of non-renewable energy.
  • Students will understand how the different sources create energy.
  • Students will understand how electricity is generated and gets to their home.
  • Students will learn how the Co-op utilizes circuits to deliver electricity.
  • Students will discover how magnetic friction generates electricity.
  • Students will use graphs and charts to measure how much electricity household items use critical thinking to determine how they can lower their electricity usage.
  • Students will learn about Co-op's, how they work, their universally shared  principles, and the member-board of director - employee cycle.
  • Students will tour the facility to understand how an electric co-op operates and employment opportunities for skilled and educated workforce.
  • Students will learn how President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act in 1935 to allow farmers and ranchers access to loans to build electric systems and bring electricity to farms.
  • Students will learn how electricity changed rural America and improved standards of living.
  • Students will meet a Lineman who will demonstrate lineman skills and the  safety materials they utilize.
  • Students will understand how they can be safe around electricity.
  • Students will understand how they can conserve energy.
  • Students will create a renewable energy model.

 

Select modules to fit your time frame... or select them all!

(include a 30 min lunch in your time plan)

    Energy Classroom: (45 mins)  This module will teach students what energy is,  the types of resources, how electricity is generated and how it gets to their home.

Co-op Tour and Lineman Demonstration: (1 hour) Your students will be taken on a guided tour of the electrical Co-op to help them understand how an electric company operates. Students will meet a lineman who will show them the gear they use in the field as well as demonstrate how lineman physically climb power poles. Students will be shown a bucket truck and the bucket truck will be raised to take a picture of the student group below, which will be given to the teacher to take back to the school to commemorate the SEE Trip.

Safety & Efficiency Classroom:  (1 hour ) Students will experience an interactive safety demonstration and participate in an interactive safety challenge. Additionally, Students will become energy detectives while learning how they can conserve electricity. 

Renewable Energy Demonstration: (2 hours) Students will view and learn about the Co-op's renewable energy  project and the five main types of renewable energy (what they are and how they work). Students will participate in a craft to create their own a wind turbine or solar panels to take home.  

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