Last week, the entire Grade 9 physics class toured the inner workings of the Lucky Peak Power Generation Station. This hydropower generation plant has 3 enormous generators that can produce up to 100 Megawatts (Mega – million) of power. The class walked all floors of the plant and actually could touch one of the turning turbine shafts that powers an electrical generator! The maintenance staff at the plant were impressed that the students knew so much about the generation of electricity. No student was surprised when the tour guides mentioned that the generator can become a motor if they don’t take precautions when a generator is shut off!
Thanks to the staff of the Lucky Peak Power Station and Physics teacher, Mark Anderson, for making this field trip possible.