Understanding Electricity


Duration: 60 minutos

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science, Natural Sciences

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Program Description

Seen from space, the brightest spot on Earth is Las Vegas, Nevada-the town of Wayne Newton, Sinatra, and about a billion light bulbs. Understanding: Electricity shows you how humans were able to harness one of nature’s greatest forces, how electric power is delivered to consumers, and how scientists are using electricity in truly innovative ways. You’ll watch the dangerous high-wire act of utility men checking live wires. You’ll tour historic Hoover Dam, a marvel of civil engineering. And yes, you’ll meet some of the people who have to change all those light bulbs in Las Vegas.