PRC is conducting free field trips at Exelon’s Renewable Energy Education Center in Fairless Hills, Bucks County this spring. The center educates visitors in the science of using renewable resources to produce electricity.
The center is designed for students in grades 3-8 and features a curriculum based upon the PA Department of Education’s Environment and Ecology standards. The center offers activities to teach visitors about renewable energy including:
- An interactive Exhibit Hall where you can build a solar panel to help power Solar City, or design and test your own wind turbine to see how much energy it can produce.
- A Game Show Area where you can compete against other visitors in a game to make your house more energy efficient.
- A classroom presentation that teaches students about how electricity is generated, renewable and non-renewable energy resources, and a hands-on activity where students try to construct their own version of a generator.
- A tour of turbine hall is also included when available.
- Please note, the trip to the center is free of charge, but schools are responsible for securing and paying for their own transportation. The center can accommodate approximately 55 students at one time.
If you would like more information or are interested in visiting the center, please contact Diana Andrejczak at 610-353-1555 or [email protected].