Vienna Technical Museum

The class of 4B went on a trip to the Vienna Technical museum on the 19th of Feb 2018.

Veröffentlicht am 19.02.2018

During the guided tour we saw a glim­pse of life on Earth before the inven­tion of electri­city and how electri­city revo­lu­tio­ni­zed the world. We also could enjoy »ON/ OFF – the inter­ac­tive instal­la­tion«.

After the guided tour, we walked around the museum on our own loo­king at exhi­bits that inte­rested us the most. We looked at the many per­ma­nent instal­la­tion in modes of trans­port and mobi­lity. We were awest­ruck loo­king at the life size models of early planes and train engi­nes and early wind tur­bi­nes. The star exhi­bit was of course the Focault’s pen­du­lum – which, in 1851, was the first expe­ri­ment to give simple, direct evi­dence of the earth’s rota­tion

The icing on the cake was the high-vol­tage demons­tra­tion – a stun­ning show which whis­ked us away to the world of electri­cal char­ges and cur­rents! We wat­ched expe­ri­ments that were con­duc­ted with extre­mely high vol­tage. We wit­nes­sed how light bulbs began to glow without the use of power cables and metre-long light­ning bolts were crea­ted. Jacob, who vol­un­te­e­red, pro­tec­ted by the »Faraday’s cage« effect even »tou­ched« high-vol­tage light­ning bolts. We heard light­ning play music. We couldn’t believe our ears when we heard »the sin­ging Tesla trans­for­mer« make music that sparks.

It was a fun trip and we are all »char­ged up« for the second semes­ter.