Let the Bakken spark your excitement about Science! The Bakken Museum puts on an assembly that is a fast running, fun introduction on the subject of electricity set against the backdrop of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla's battle to control the electrical future of the United States.
The Bakken Museum will be at Ashby School on February 10 at 1:30 p.m. presenting a program to K-6th grade students on the subject of electricity and electricity generation.
Students will learn about electrical generation, transmission, and conservation through the story of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison and their historic debate over Alternating Current versus Direct Current told in an engaging and interactive way. It tells the story of these scientists using demonstrations, experiments, and games and also addresses the basics of electricity and the broader fields of engineering and science.
This presentation empowers students to think about how they can help solve the energy challenges we face today. The show is highly interactive allowing students to participate from their seats or volunteer to help with the demonstrations. The program culminates in a demonstration of one of Tesla's most striking inventions - a 5 foot tall Tesla Coil which sends lightening-like sparks snaking through the air!