Enter Tesla Town and explore electricity generation and delivery. Go into a hydroelectric power plant and see the turbine. Visit a solar powered house or a wind farm.
- Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, grades 3-8
- Introduces topics related to electromagnetism
- Demonstrates the importance and workings of current and future electricity generation and delivery systems.
- Features include interactive structures and informational photographs
Developed by power engineering experts and educators from the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) and from the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) performs multidisciplinary R&D that addresses the cybersecurity of power grids and oil & gas refinery and pipeline operations. CREDC is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (https://energy.gov), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (https://www.dhs.gov). Consortium partners include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, Arizona State University, Dartmouth College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Rutgers University, Tennessee State University, the University of Houston, and Washington State University.
Added television in solar house
Replaced static text with window shades
Fixed hydropower gate bug
Fixed wind slideshow bug
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I learned a lot I didn't know about electricity generation. For example, I didn't realize the underpinnings of hydro were so complex. It's not just water flowing over a dam and turbines.
Would love to see some statistics of what fraction of our current power grid is provided by each of the sources shown. Maybe even display an historical time series of that information to see what are the up-and-coming sources, and what sources are on their way out.
Can't wait to share with the kids!
This app has been so helpful in learning about electricity. Before I played around with this app, I didn't know about the Michael Faraday experiment or much about nuclear power plants. It's helped me learn so much and it's a lot of fun to play with! The sound effects are great.
This app is an excellent way to teach kids about the power grid. Great job!!!
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 79.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.