To kick off our unit on Electricity this fall we took a trip up to Stave Falls Visitors Center.
Our self-guided tour started with a nine-minute video, "Rain", in the theatre. It introduced us to the life and times of the early 1900s. Next we played with experiments on the solar energy workbench in the "Alternative Energy" area, went through the "Science of Electricity" area and tested our knowledge with interactive displays that "shocked" us.
Lastly, we entered the "Generator Hall" and saw the actual turbines and generators from 1912!