Programs for School & Civic Groups
The meter lab teaches students and consumers how to read their electric meter and how to compute the cost of operating various electrical devices. The Meter Lab features a working electric meter mounted on a wooden base. A power strip allows multiple appliances to be plugged in at once. The Meter Lab comes with complete lesson plans.
New Glarus Utilities also has up to four (4) Watt's Up meters available for check-out. Watt's up meters are portable devices that allow students/residents to measure how much electricity different appliances in their home/business use.
Pedal Power is a bicycle-powered generator that teaches basic scientific concepts related to the conversion or transfer of energy from one form to another. Demonstrated clearly is how energy is used for lighting, heating, and transportation. The Energy Cycle also shows how new efficient lighting and appliances use less energy than older equipment.
This portable display breaks down into four pieces that can be carried by one person in two walking trips.
The 8-foot PowerTOWN educational model is a great way to demonstrate electricity. The crackle of a high voltage electrical arc reinforces electrical safety messages that an audience will not soon forget. This realistic tool can be used to demonstrate the effects of:
- Contacting overhead lines by an antenna
- Contacting overhead lines by a kite
- Contacting overhead lines by a metal pipe
- Contacting overhead lines by a tree
- Contacting a pad-mount transformer
- Energizing a vehicle by a downed overhead line
- Energizing a metal fence by a downed overhead line
- Exploding a pole mount transformer
- Contacting substation transformers
- Contacting overhead line with a sailboat mast
- Contacting underground power cable with a backhoe
For more information or to schedule programs, contact the utility office at (608) 527-2913 or firstname.lastname@example.org