“Plugged into the Future”

Posted 7/19/17

On June 27, four Polk County 4-H members traveled to The University of Tennessee for 4-H Electric Camp, to get “Plugged into the Future.” They attended activity sessions about electrical safety …

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“Plugged into the Future”

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On June 27, four Polk County 4-H members traveled to The University of Tennessee for 4-H Electric Camp, to get “Plugged into the Future.” They attended activity sessions about electrical safety and saw voltage from a powerline go through things like a hot dog, metal shovel, a string, a balloon, and even a ladder. They learned how to get out of a car if a powerline has fallen on the car and they’re still inside. In the electric vehicles session, they were able to drive an electric golf cart through an obstacle course. They learned about green energy, reducing fossil fuel usage, conserving energy, and home conservation techniques. Participants learned about DC and AC electricity, how to generate electricity, what a Leyden jar is and how it stores charges (mainly how to shock their buddies), and the coolest was how to wire up a USB outlet to an extension cord.

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