Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA, incorporated a Sustainable Dance Floor in their brand new Energy Zone, sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities. The dance floor and all Energy Zone exhibits explore the nature of energy and compare the energy visitors use to move their bodies with the electrical energy they use to light their homes.
Dance battle in the Energy Zone
In the Energy Zone visitors play dance battles on the interactive Sustainable Dance Floor. Hand cranks along the dance floor’s edge allow friends and family members to create additional energy while a visitor dances. Visitors can battle to see who can create the most energy or dance on the floor’s tiles to answer trivia questions about energy conservation.
Additional exhibits encourage visitors to power light bulbs with their own energy, “feel” electricity, control a high-voltage electrical arc, and build electrical circuits from simple elements.
“The PPL Electric Utilities Energy Zone will be a popular and engaging experience for our visitors and equally effective in relating important concepts,” says Lin Erickson, the Da Vinci Science Center
’s Executive Director and CEO. “It takes the concepts of electricity and energy and relates them to real-life experiences, such as how much they can create by dancing or how much is needed to power a light bulb. By doing so, visitors gain greater understanding of how energy impacts their lives and lifestyles.”