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May 11, 2012
Fitchburg, MA

For the past nine consecutive years, area fifth graders have been given the opportunity to test their science knowledge through a hands-on program pioneered by the utility company Unitil.  "This is an important program that helps the students and hopefully inspires young people to pursue careers in the sciences,” said Alec O’Meara, media relations manager.

Unitil consultant Neil Clark has the students work in small groups, creating open and closed circuits using batteries, wires and flashlight bulbs. Students also learn how an electromagnet works, using a simple bolt, wire and small battery.  In addition to reviewing the science of electricity with the students, Clark also discusses electric safety, including what to do when they see downed wires, whom to call and how to protect younger children from the potential hazard.

Unitil developed the classroom program in 2004 to help students improve their scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) science test.  This year alone, Clark will teach more than 25 classes in three communities.

Fifth-grade students from Lunenburg’s T.C. Passios Elementary School, Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend, Fitchburg’s Memorial Middle School, Arthur M. Longsjo Jr. Middle School and Fitchburg Arts Academy have participated in the program. Massachusetts requires that students be tested and meet certain minimum requirements because of the Education Reform Law of 1993.

Unitil provides electric service to Ashby, Fitchburg, Lunenburg and Townsend, and natural gas service to those communities, as well as Gardner and Westminster.

 

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Unitil Corporation provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to the delivery of dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil’s operating utilities serve approximately 104,300 electric customers and 79,900 natural gas customers. Other subsidiaries include Usource, Unitil’s non-regulated business segment. For more information about our people, technologies, and community involvement please visit www.unitil.com.

 


For more information please contact:
Alec O'Meara

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omeara@unitil.com
Tel: 603-773-6404
Mobile: 603-998-9095




 

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