02/01/2008 Archived Entry: "Energy Fair Brings Together Kids and Learning"

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On January 23rd, fourth and fifth grade students from Johnson, Linlee, Mary Todd and Russell Cave elementary schools came to the University of Kentucky for a day-long energy education fair, which featured displays by energy-related organizations from both inside and outside the university.

Before touring the exhibits, each class got to see a 20 minute stage performance on energy. After watching the demos, the students tour 16 different exhibits. Among the more popular events were: the E-ON U.S. mini-city and Touchstone Energy’s kinetic energy demonstration using live reptiles. Some of the other stations included: Bluegrass Community and Technical College, whose station featured tornado tubes and a magnet board. Exhibitors from UK’s College of Engineering explained greenhouse gases (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering) and snap circuitry (Department of Electrical Engineering), while CAER scientists showed the students how to make batteries.

We hope to have another energy fair next year.

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