Energy Workshops

Seai Energy workshops
by  Mikaela Mc Kenny

On the 1st of December Aidan came into St. Josephs N.S. to talk with us about energy. He performed a few science experiments. I am going to tell you about some of them.

Vitamin Battery Experiment

The vitamin battery experiment is basically just a cylinder container half filled with water. You drop a vitamin into the container. Wait a few seconds …your cap will pop off.
This was one of my favourites because you don’t know when it is going to pop off.

Newton Cradle

This is just five spheres attached to strings. There are strings at either side of each sphere. The strings are then attached to bars .To start it off you need to pull one sphere and let it go, this will send energy to the other three spheres sending the sphere on the end up. This will repeat itself until the energy is no longer strong enough.
Overall, I really enjoyed it. I would have liked to learn more about the potato experiment.