Middle School Students Explore Power at Wake County Energy Camp
Campers explored topics including solar energy, wind power, industry careers and more
Campers built and raced solar-powered cars.
Photo courtesy of Wake County
From light bulbs to cellphones, energy powers our lives and the tools we use daily. This past July, 36 rising sixth-graders in Wake County got the chance to learn about energy and its impact on the community at Wake County Energy Camp. The camp’s goal was to improve students’ understanding of traditional energy sources, green technologies, sustainable energy and the impact of consumption.
Campers built and raced solar-powered cars, took part in physics labs and explored topics including solar energy, wind power, industry careers and more. They also participated in hands-on energy demonstrations and conservation-themed projects. Field trips and site visits to local energy centers showed campers real-world applications of what they were learning.
Wake County Energy Camp has been hosted every July since 1994 by the Wake County Energy Advisory Commission. Learn more at wakegov.com/energy/camp.