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That’s a Bright Idea, Nikola Tesla!
Tesla was a dreamy kid when he moved to America and he brought not only his dreams but also his ideas of engineering with him. It is his bright ideas about electricity that still brings light to our homes at night. Learn about Tesla and what he created to do that.
Author/Illustrator will read from “Bright Dreams, The Brilliant Inventions Of Nikola Tesla” and talk about Tesla’s challenges and his difficult path to inventing the A/C Generator. She’ll explain and demonstrate how electricity is generated with spinning magnets and wire and show the difference between A/C and D/C electricity.
PDF sent to listeners before the program with do-it-yourself experiments to play with static electricity and learn about electric circuitry using batteries and simple materials.
About the Author
Tracy Dockray has illustrated more than 30 books, including Beverly Cleary's timeless chapter books such as "Ramona the Pest" and "The Mouse and The Motorcycle", Fran Manushkin's hilarious "Tushy Book" and Tracy's own award-winning "The Lost and Found Pony".Visit profile and see all programs