The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 15, 2013

Girl Scouts provide circuit kits for classroom

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ROCKY MOUNT — Seventh grade students at C.B. Martin Middle School had the opportunity to experiment with electrical circuit through Snap Circuits kits provided by the Girl Scouts.

“I was very shocked by the 100 percent engagement in the lesson,” said seventh grade science teacher Cherelle Cole,” This information could have easily been stated, written and remembered but the students had an opportunity to actually have a hands-on experience.”

Since 10 Snap Circuit kits were provided by the Girl Scouts, students worked in pairs or groups of threes and built various types of electrical circuits. The groups completed circuits that included light bulb, motors with fans, speakers and combinations of the three.

The Girl Scouts currently have curriculum models that detail how each of their scientific kits directly align with the North Carolina Essential Standards. The Snap Circuit kits correspond with the seventh grade science Essential Standard 7 in which students need to know how electrical circuits loop and pass current.

C.B. Martin Middle School is located at 400 E. Johnston St. and currently serves 365 students.