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.