Our PDS fourth graders had the BEST day with Mr. Brian Robinson (better-known as "Hailey’s dad") learning all about the history, development, materials, and equipment of the world of electricity. He walked our students through the development of the light bulb--from Thomas Edison’s filament bulbs, to fluorescent bulbs and their dangers, to the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that we rely on today. We put our hands on conductors and discussed which ones are most effective (and cost-effective) then felt the insulators that protect us from the flow of an electric current. Mr. Brian showed us the effects of overloaded circuits on outlets and what the 100,000 volts of electricity in a lightning bolt can do to our Delta dirt!
Thank you, Mr. Brian, for sharing with us today--and for the Robinson Electric goodie bag and LED bulbs!!
...and thank you, Hailey, for sharing your dad with us!!