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Electric Universe education site gets makeover

by on August 19, 2014
The Electric Universe is an educational website  targeted toward students and teachers of grades K-12 and includes information on electricity, electrical safety, generation/ transmission/ distribution, energy and energy careers.
 

(Story by Barry Schumann)

Louie the Lightning Bug, the Power Bandit and Professor See are getting updated Internet spaces on the new AEP Electric Universe®.

The Electric Universe is an educational website developed and maintained by Moore Syndication — best known as creator of Louie the Lightning Bug, safety spokesbug for AEP operating companies and other electric utilities. Louie features prominently on the website, particularly in the Louie’s Space section on electrical safety including a safety pledge and printable certificate of completion.

The site has sections targeted toward students and teachers of grades kindergarten through 12, and includes information on electricity, electrical safety, generation, transmission, distribution, energy and energy careers.

The site also features online games, videos, downloadable activities for students, lesson plans, experiments, a reference section and glossary for educators and other adults interested in teaching kids about electricity and electrical safety.

The Power Plus section covers general and home electrical safety for adults.

The updated Electric Universe site has these benefits compared to the previous site, which was last upgraded in late 2011:

  • Modern, new graphic look
  • One-page scrolling
  • New animation
  • Simplified, easier organization
  • New search engine
  • Condensed content
  • Educational Resources tab (available after opening any section) with links to the AEP.com For Teachers and Students webpage and to each AEP operating company and AEP River Operations website.

AEP employees and contractors are encouraged to check out the updated website with their children or grandchildren, and to share the Electric Universe URL – aep.electricuniverse.com – with teachers and other adults who educate youngsters about electricity and electrical safety.

 

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