Thursday, February 4, 2016

Brashear Teens: Alternative Energy with Adam Solar Resources

Hey guys! Danyelle again from the Hilltop YMCA. This week we combined our teen programming with the Hilltop kids for a special presentation from Adam Rossi from Adam Solar Resources in Bridgeville, PA. This week, the kids were learning about snap circuits and energy transfer. Adam came in to talk about solar power energy, electric-powered vehicles, and entrepreneurship. Every one was really interested in all the cool gadgets Adam brought with him and the technological advances that are going on in the world of alternative energy.

Adam discussed various types of energy sources, including coal, natural gas, oil, wind, water, and, of course, solar (light). He then explained how solar panels worked as he showed us pieces of their construction, as well as how to use a sunshine recorder to maximize the amount of light absorbed by the panels during a day.

Adam also brought some really interesting electric-powered devices with him, including new light-up turn-signal gloves and a scooter that can go 20 MPH! Just like the ones the Pittsburgh Pirates have! (click here!)

The kids and teens even got to work together to take apart a Hoverboard to learn about how it works! The highlight of the night though, was when the kids got to take it for a test drive! Although the younger kids needed some help...

As you can see, everyone had a great time learning about alternative energy with Adam and we're so grateful he stopped by to share his love of technology with us!

Join us next week on Wednesday, February 10 from 4-5 PM as Liz returns to cook up some tasty treats with Kids Cook! Bring a friend! See you there!



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