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 Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) is a Department of Energy (http://energy.gov)-funded project, with support from the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.dhs.gov). The research team brings together experts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, the University of California at Davis, and Washington State University.