Energy Connections

About this Experience

Ever wonder how much energy it takes to power a light bulb? Your students will find out by becoming the source of energy, using a pedal bike generator! They'll learn how we use energy in our daily lives and where this energy comes from. Through dynamic demonstrations, our presenters encourage students to use energy wisely.


PROGRAM OPTIONS: Energy Connections is available as a large group assembly.

ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students

DURATION: 50 minutes (all 3-5 assemblies)

Learning Goals
  • Energy must come from somewhere, appears in many different forms, and can change from one form to another.
  • Electrical energy can be generated from renewable and nonrenewable resources.
  • Technologies designed for harnessing energy have positive and negative impacts on the natural world as more engineered products and services are created and used.
  • People influence decisions about how energy sources are obtained, transferred, and used.
  • Decreasing the use of electrical energy can reduce pollution, save money, and conserve limited resources.
  • Engineers design new technologies to solve problems faced by people and society.

Reservation Information

Specific Cost
$325 first assembly, $275 subsequent assemblies, $125 residency class. Travel fees may apply.
Reservation Required
Grade Level
3, 4, 5
Academic Standard Strand
Nature of Science & Engineering
Life Science
Earth & Space Science
Physical Science
Experience Type
In-School Assembly
Run Time
50 minutes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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