A few weeks back, the Dominion Energy Conservation team went to an Energy Expo in Roanoke, VA. There were exhibitors with a variety of demonstrations: high efficiency windows, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and even tandem bicycles. The most enthusiastic booth was staffed by ten Thaxton Elementary scientists. When I say scientists, I mean 5th graders who are as sharp as they come.
The Thaxton Elementary scientists are part of their school's National Energy Education Development Program (NEED). NEED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students, teachers and the community about energy and energy issues. The scientists had solar-powered toys (using a lamp), explained how wind power worked (using a balloon and toy car) and showed us how to make a circuit to turn on a light (holding each others' hands).
Watch out Einstein, Thaxton’s NEED students are on your coattails!
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