Energy Bike

Energy Bike
Posted on 03/19/2021
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The Logan County Electric Cooperative's Energy Bike made a recent stop at ILMS. 
Michael Wilson from the Logan County Electric Co-operative presented the “Energy Bike” to seventh graders in Jana Core's science classes.  Students were able to take a ride and see how much of their energy it can take to power devices. 
Wilson explained why the situation that happened recently with massive power outages in Texas should never happen around here. 
He says, "Ohio can produce enough energy usually, but also we are connected to a huge grid to make sure we don't run out of power. We want there to be power every time you turn on your lights."
The Energy Bike allows riders to experience their energy being transformed into light, heat and sound.  As the power consumption increases by turning on more bulbs or appliances, the bike becomes harder to pedal. Several students got to try it out.
The Energy Bike also promotes energy conservation and teaches lighting technology as it compares LED (light emitting diode) and CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs to incandescent light bulbs.  In addition, Wilson covered details on the operation of the Logan County Electric Co-operative and power plant generation. He also discussed the pros and cons of different forms of energy including wind, solar, natural gas, coal and more. 
Core says the demonstration covered key parts of the curriculum such as converting chemical and mechanical energy into electricity.