Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fourth Grade Field Trip

Underwriter’s Laboratory: During the next few weeks, each fourth grade classroom will visit Underwriter’s Laboratory in Northbrook. This field trip conincides with their energy science unit. What is Underwriter’s Laboratory? “World’s largest, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization with global name recognition and acceptance. Founded in 1894 in the US, it permits the use of its listing mark (the UL mark) as its stamp of approval on goods and materials after standardized and stringent testing. Thereafter its inspectors regularly visit the producer to audit compliance with its certification requirements. UL has some 46 laboratories and 200 inspection centers in over 70 countries and applies its 750 standards to more than 18 thousand types of products manufactured by about 60 thousand firms.” Read more: UL Web Page Please check with your child’s teacher for dates and times. This is a morning field trip and the students will be back at school for their regular lunch period.