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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.

©2012 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. All rights reserved.

The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) is a Department of Energy (http://energy.gov)-funded project, with support from the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.dhs.gov). The research team brings together experts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, the University of California at Davis, and Washington State University.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings

Very Nice!

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!


So helpful!

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.


Awesome App

This app is an excellent way to teach kids about the power grid. Great job!!!


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
29.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 University of Illinois Board of Trustees


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