One of our core courses at Live Oak mainly focused on energy and how it is converted into electricity. Students were demonstrated many labs and activities: solar energy was used to make a cherry cobbler, hot and cold water made a fan turn, static electricity lit a florescent light bulb, etc. Nishtha exclaimed, "The cherry treat was made in a solar oven. It is so hard to believe that something this good was cooked in the sun!" Daniel explained, "When you put the light next to the Van de Graaff, static electricity will flow through it. Now when I put my hand on it, the light stops flowing behind my hand because I opened the circuit. When I put my other hand on it, the part behind it lights up because I closed the circuit."
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.