Claremont students visit Claremore Electric facility
Mark Friedel Staff Writer
Students from Claremont Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade Science Club visited Claremore Electric facilities Monday afternoon to learn about how electricity is collected and distributed.
Claremore Electric journeymen linemen demonstrated the tools and supplies used to fix power outages and destroyed powerlines, as well as provided information on the dangers of working and playing around electricity.
Claremore Electric employees escorted the class through the facility, providing information on the difference between electrical lining used on powerlines and lining used for homes.
Science Club teacher Pam Phillips said students are currently studying energy consumption throughout the school, counting how many outlets are being used and how often the computers are on.
“Next week, the students will hold a “surprise attack” on teachers, leaving notes on their doors to let them know that they had left their lights or a computer on,” said Phillips. “They have even made deals with their parents that they get the difference in the energy bill if they can save them some money.”