In the Energy Zone, you can get a clear sense of how much energy is required to watch TV – and you can try lifting your own carbon footprint.
In the Energy Zone, you can study your own energy consumption, and experiment with alternative energy sources. Read about some of the activities here:
You are going to fly a rocket, and you need to produce the hydrogen and oxygen required for the trip. Mixing the two gaseous elements produces oxyhydrogen. Oxyhydrogen is extremely inflammable, and explodes the moment it is exposed to a spark.
Carry out your own experiments with solar, wind and hydropower. Here you can control photovoltaic cells, hydroelectric turbines and wind turbines. In the process, you will discover how important the angle of the wind is as it passes across the edge of a turbine blade, and about the angling of solar panels relative to the sun, and the power of waves.
You have to pedal hard, because otherwise the TV switches off. In the Experimentarium’s good old energy section, you can experience with your own body how much energy you consume each day. Are your legs strong enough to keep the light switched on and the TV running?
In the CO2 Powerplay game, you fight for the environment and for consumers in a race to keep society on its feet and the natural world alive.
Educational weight-lifting. You won’t believe how much a single person’s daily carbon footprint can weigh.