In today’s world, harnessing electricity is as easy as plugging into a wall outlet in a home or apartment — and you don’t have the danger of being hurt by a lightning bolt.
But where does that power come from?
According to students in Kim Rees’ fifth-grade class at the Waterford School in Sandy, the sources vary.
“It comes from the Lake Powell generators,” student Sean Frommelt said. “(The water) turns the big generators.”
“(Turbines) go around really, really fast, which creates electricity,” 11-year old Zach Abrams explained.
Natilyn Gunnell noted that electricity comes from the sun using solar panels. Hunter Sullivan said the wind is also a source of energy generation.
Not bad for a class of 10- and 11-year-olds.