Sunday with a Scientist to explore electric vehicles

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Sunday with a Scientist to explore electric vehicles

Tesla Roadster

The University of Nebraska State Museum’s next Sunday with a Scientist program will explore electric vehicles. The program is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 18 at Morrill Hall.

Don Cox, professor of electrical engineering, will introduce children and families to the science of electric cars, including how the vehicles can accelerate from zero to 60 in less than six seconds and reach a top speed of 125 miles per hour. Visitors will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of different electric vehicle designs and how these emissions-free vehicles are powered by batteries charged from standard electrical outlets. Signature 100 Series Tesla Roadster and Tesla Model S vehicles will be on display.

Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight the work of scientists, while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun informal way through demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site. Sunday with a Scientist programs are held the third Sunday of each month.

For more information on the museum and Sunday with a Scientist, including upcoming topics, click here.

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