A new exhibit aimed at teaching children and their parents about how they get electricity is now open at the Creative Discovery Museum.
The exhibit features four interactive activities that show how electricity works in the area: a series of circuits that kids can connect to make different parts move, a video on how optical fiber is made, a video game that lets children see how smart grids work during a power outage and an interactive map of how electricity gets to homes.
The new exhibit was created through a $58,000 sponsorship by EPB and will be in place at the museum for five years.
The goal of the exhibit is to show that electricity isn’t magic; it’s a science that has developed and improved over time.
“EPB had the technological expertise, and we helped make it fun for kids,” Creative Discovery Museum Executive Director Henry Schulson said. “It was a back-and-forth process. We wanted to make it accurate and fun.”
Part of EPB’s mission is to help improve the lives of locals, so leaders felt like this project was a good fit, as it helps educate the younger population.
“We’re excited to be a small part of this,” EPB CEO David Wade said. “Who knows, maybe some of these kids may come to work at EPB.”
Alina Hunter-Grah is a contributing writer. She is also currently attending UTC, where she is the news editor for the school newspaper, The University Echo.