|DCM's Pedal for Power Exhibit|
In fact, it is easy to generate enough electricity to light a bulb. Generating power to light a city is a similar process, but on a much grander scale. Turbines spin in both circumstances, but a city does not rely on children pumping a bicycle or spinning a hand crank to generate its supply. As the world’s energy dependence grows, helping children to understand the production of useful power is increasingly important. Children playing in AWEsome Electricity can generate and control electricity to race cars, spin trapeze artists and drive trolleys, while exploring solar power and energy storage. Amazing electrical busy boards filled with switches, lights and fans will help children understand the wiring in their own homes. Chicago kinetic sculptor Christopher Furman created a lively carnival sculpture especially for the exhibit that children will set in motion by building electrical circuits. Developed for children ages five and up, the exhibit has elements for our younger visitors, as well. DCM has opened another powerful and power filled exhibit for young people to explore. You’ll get a charge out it!