Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Rodney brought their brand new power system to share with Future Achiever elementary students. Visiting each of the elementary schools throughout the month of February, they won the students' interest from the first "spark" of electricity. Sharing their knowledge of electricity--from how to escape a bus or car that has an electrical power line dropped across it, to not putting foreign objects into electric sockets to sharing the fact that electricity is looking for a path to the ground--the students soaked it up. They answered the question, "What is electricity?" Energy sources are divided into two groups: renewable (an energy source that can be easily replenished) and nonrenewable (an energy source that we are using up and cannot recreate). Renewable and nonrenewable energy sources can be used to produce secondary energy sources, including electricity and hydrogen, to its sources (coal, nuclear, or solar energy).
The new electrical system shows what happens if you fly a kite into a power line, and it warns you to be careful cleaning pools, sailing, and climbing trees near power lines. Mr. Jimmy's favorite question is: "How come birds can sit up there?" Do you know why? If not, you'll have to come to our next session or ask Mr. Jimmy. Thanks to Central Georgia EMC for their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise with our students.!