Energy & Innovation
Sponsored by Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd., PetroBakken Energy Ltd. and Petrominerales Ltd.
Energy presents some of the thorniest and most exciting challenges around: how to get it, move it, store it, use it. To develop safer, cheaper, more efficient ways of harnessing energy, innovation is a must.
Energy is neither created nor destroyed; it can only be transformed...released from one form and harnessed in another; and throughout history, we have devised ways to extract and transform energy from wood, oil, water, the Sun and other sources to power our modern world. As you explore the nature of energy, you’ll begin to see the connections between its different forms and the roles it plays in your daily life.
Explore the power of energy transformation. See how different forms of energy can be transformed from one into another. Learn the fundamental rules that govern energy. Stretch your problem-solving capabilities as you probe one of the most complicated challenges facing our modern society: how will the energy system we all depend upon evolve?
In the Energy & Innovation gallery you can:
- Explore the properties of petroleum and its products
- Balance an electrical grid and discover its limitations
- Investigate ways to generate your own electricity on a small scale
- Design and test a wind turbine
- Build a pipeline over challenging terrain
- Probe the connections between potential and kinetic energy in fun and challenging ways
Put your ingenuity to work and hone the skills needed for innovation: problem solving, collaboration, experimentation and curiosity.
Bet you didn't realize the difference you could make in our energy future!
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." – Thomas Edison