Bloomington Students Create Electricity By Walking On Tiles

Bloomington Students Create Electricity By Walking On Tiles


>>>A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS AT BLOOMINGTON HIGH STUDENTS AT BLOOMINGTON HIGH
SCHOOL SOUTH UNVEILED A PROJECT SCHOOL SOUTH UNVEILED A PROJECT
THIS WEEK THAT TOOK A SCIENCE THIS WEEK THAT TOOK A SCIENCE
PROJECT LITERALLY ONE STEP PROJECT LITERALLY ONE STEP
FURTHER. FURTHER.
THE SCHOOL RECENTLY CREATED THE SCHOOL RECENTLY CREATED
FLOOR TILES THAT CREATE FLOOR TILES THAT CREATE
ELECTRICITY EVERY TIME SOMEONE ELECTRICITY EVERY TIME SOMEONE
WALKED ON THEM. WALKED ON THEM.
CLAIRE McINERNEY VISITED THE CLAIRE McINERNEY VISITED THE
SCHOOL TO SEE HOW IT WORKS. SCHOOL TO SEE HOW IT WORKS.
>>LONDON-BASED TECHNOLOGY >>LONDON-BASED TECHNOLOGY
COMPANY, PAVEGEN CREATES THE COMPANY, PAVEGEN CREATES THE
TILES AND AFTER THE BLOOMINGTON TILES AND AFTER THE BLOOMINGTON
SOUTH STUDENTS LEARNED ABOUT THE SOUTH STUDENTS LEARNED ABOUT THE
COMPANY IN AN A.P. SCIENCE CLASS COMPANY IN AN A.P. SCIENCE CLASS
LAST YEAR, THEY WANTED TO GET LAST YEAR, THEY WANTED TO GET
THE TILES INSTALLED IN THEIR THE TILES INSTALLED IN THEIR
SCHOOL. SCHOOL.
THEY WROTE A FEW GRANT PROPOSALS THEY WROTE A FEW GRANT PROPOSALS
AND THEY RECEIVED MONEY FROM THE AND THEY RECEIVED MONEY FROM THE
DUKE ENERGY AND THE RAYMOND DUKE ENERGY AND THE RAYMOND
FOUNDATION AND THEN INSTALLED FOUNDATION AND THEN INSTALLED
THE DISPLAY. THE DISPLAY.
THESE TWO GIRLS DEMONSTRATE HOW THESE TWO GIRLS DEMONSTRATE HOW
THE TILES WORK. THE TILES WORK.
>>YOU PRESS IT DOWN AND IT >>YOU PRESS IT DOWN AND IT
STARTS MAKING KINETIC ENERGY. STARTS MAKING KINETIC ENERGY.
AND THEN THAT ENERGY CHARGES A AND THEN THAT ENERGY CHARGES A
BATTERY, AND THAT BATTERY STORES BATTERY, AND THAT BATTERY STORES
THE ENERGY AND THEN THAT BATTERY THE ENERGY AND THEN THAT BATTERY
CAN BE USED TO CHARGE A CELL CAN BE USED TO CHARGE A CELL
PHONE OR LIGHT UP ONE OF THESE PHONE OR LIGHT UP ONE OF THESE
DOORS OR JUST ANYTHING ELSE. DOORS OR JUST ANYTHING ELSE.
>>THE EIGHT TILES AT >>THE EIGHT TILES AT
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH ARE FIRST BLOOMINGTON SOUTH ARE FIRST
INSTALLATION OF PAVEGEN TILE OF INSTALLATION OF PAVEGEN TILE OF
A PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN THE U.S. A PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN THE U.S.
AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE BEING AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE BEING
USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.
THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE
BRINGING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BRINGING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
KIDS AND USING THE TILES TO KIDS AND USING THE TILES TO
TEACH THEM ABOUT RENEWABLE TEACH THEM ABOUT RENEWABLE
ENERGY AS WELL AS BASIC MATH AND ENERGY AS WELL AS BASIC MATH AND
SCIENCE SKILLS. SCIENCE SKILLS.
>>WE WANT THEM TO LEARN, THAT, >>WE WANT THEM TO LEARN, THAT,
ONE, THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO ONE, THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO
HAVE RENEWABLE ENERGY OTHER THAN HAVE RENEWABLE ENERGY OTHER THAN
JUST SOLAR PANELS, AND THEN WE JUST SOLAR PANELS, AND THEN WE
WANT THEM TO LEARN TO THINK THAT WANT THEM TO LEARN TO THINK THAT
THEY CAN DO IT THEMSELVES AND THEY CAN DO IT THEMSELVES AND
THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THESE KIND THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THESE KIND
OF ENERGY. OF ENERGY.
>>WHILE YOUNGER KIDS ARE >>WHILE YOUNGER KIDS ARE
LEARNING ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND LEARNING ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND
MATH USED TO MAKE THE TILES MATH USED TO MAKE THE TILES
WORK, THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WORK, THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
ARE GAINING LEADERSHIP ARE GAINING LEADERSHIP
EXPERIENCE AND GETTING A GLIMPSE EXPERIENCE AND GETTING A GLIMPSE
INTO THE BUSINESS WORLD. INTO THE BUSINESS WORLD.
>>AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT >>AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT
GIVES PEOPLE IN THIS AGE GROUP GIVES PEOPLE IN THIS AGE GROUP
HOPE THAT YOU CAN BE CREATIVE. HOPE THAT YOU CAN BE CREATIVE.
YOU CAN OWN A START-UP. YOU CAN OWN A START-UP.
YOU CAN HAVE A BRILLIANT IDEA. YOU CAN HAVE A BRILLIANT IDEA.
BEING BE SPREAD ALL OVER THE BEING BE SPREAD ALL OVER THE
WORLD, AND THAT THEY CAN BE

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