Tag Archives: Electricity

A Mainer’s Visit From Hurricane Irene

In Maine we prepare for power outages in the winter, whether we get 12 inches of snow, or an ice storm that candy coats everything. We stock up on batteries, canned food and frozen goods. Yes, you heard me, frozen goods: if the power goes out we can throw it in the snow bank, nature’s… Read More

Static Season Has Returned

We’ve all done it. We’ve all earned the scathing look and the whine of discomfort because we just accidentally static shocked our child. You always feel just a little bad, unless of course you did it on purpose, in which case you are trying very hard not to smile. But in all things there is… Read More

Thames & Kosmos Hydropower Kit

This summer libraries around the country will be hosting activities in keeping with this year’s theme kids’ reading theme: Make a Splash. As a teaching artist who presents children’s hands-on workshops in libraries and schools, I decided that this would … Read More

Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!

One hundred and fifteen fifty-three years ago, Nikola Tesla was born in the small village of Smiljan, Vojna Krajina, in modern-day Croatia. Beside the eponymous Tesla coil, Tesla is known for his contributions to the field of science, especially regarding … Read More