Enter Tesla Town and explore electricity generation and delivery. Go into a hydroelectric power plant and see the turbine. Visit a solar powered house or a wind farm.
- Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, grades 3-8
- Introduces topics related to electromagnetism
- Demonstrates the importance and workings of current and future electricity generation and delivery systems.
- Features include interactive structures and informational photographs
Please note that while this application will run on any compatible device, it was designed for tablet-sized screens. On smaller devices, such as mobile phones, the text might be very hard to read.
Developed by power engineering experts and educators from the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) and from the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) performs multidisciplinary R&D that addresses the cybersecurity of power grids and oil & gas refinery and pipeline operations. CREDC is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (https://energy.gov), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (https://www.dhs.gov). Consortium partners include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, Arizona State University, Dartmouth College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Rutgers University, Tennessee State University, the University of Houston, and Washington State University.