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PSE hosts its annual tour for young scientists

 


Science students in Klickitat County are set to get a charge out of lemons and potatoes.

A small army of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will deploy to Puget Sound Energy’s Goldendale Generating Station for a round of eye-opening experiments that show how electricity can be conducted using common household produce. They’ll make batteries using the lemons and potatoes that illuminate small light bulbs.

Nearly 100 students will make the trip. They’ll also tour the power plant to get a better idea of how a modern, natural gas-fired facility generates electricity that powers hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

Students will come from Goldendale and Klickitat primary schools and the Seventh Day Adventist School. They’ll take the tour this Friday.

In addition to learning about the powers of lemons and potatoes, students will also be involved in lots of other hands-on demonstration projects, including working with motors and generators (using a wind turbine or bicycle generator). There will also be a safety awareness presentation and an explanation on how electricity is made.

 

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