For Teachers: Designing a virtual energy future

By Bethany Brookshire, 15:12 PM February 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Imagine you could design a house, car or city. What would be the most energy-efficient way to do it? What features would help reduce power use in that house? How would you design an effective — but low cost — transportation system? These are just a few of the questions that people will need to think about as they revamp plans to power our future.

The Museum of Science and Industry, here, has a new exhibit to help kids understand where electricity comes from, how we use it — and how w...

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