Electricity display with Students - Bakken MuseumThe Bakken Museum presented “War of The Currents” at Sibley East in Gaylord on January 22nd. Students from Sibley East and Immanuel Lutheran in Gaylord enjoyed an assembly show performed by The Bakken Museum and hosted by Great River Energy and McLeod Cooperative Power Association.

The presenters provided students information about electrical generation, transmission, and conservation through the story of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison and their historic debate over Alternating Current (AC) versus Direct Current (DC). The presentation provided both visual and interactive discovery with the demonstration of the Tesla coil at the end. Students were encouraged to delve into science and who knows perhaps someday the Bakken will be doing a presentation about them.

Children demonstrating electricity experiment for Bakken program Two girls demonstrating electricity for Bakken program