Friday, January 13, 2017, was a lucky day for the Fifth Graders at Countryside. They were treated to an interactive presentation about electricity by Tom Wahle, educator, science enthusiast and owner of Techsploration. Tom explained electricity by having Fifth Grade volunteers pretend to be atoms that passed electrons along a chain. He brought a Van de Graaf generator and used simple streamers to explain static electricity. He showed the children how different forms of power are created by the sun, wind and water using fun props such as a watergun. Finally, he operated a Tesla coil and used it to light a fluorescent light bulb without any cables. Ask your child to explain electricity to you tonight.