Friday, May 7, 2010

Introducing Nikola Tesla....

Carson chose Nikola Tesla for his 4th grade Colorado character presentation.
Nikola Tesla was a genius and has a fascinating story.
He is the reason we have outlets and wireless internet in our homes!
He and Thomas Edison were extreme enemies and were constantly trying to out do each other. Without further adieu, let's let Nikola Tesla tell you a little about his life...
(remember to mute the music on our blog so you can hear it)
video

Carson bought a plasma ball for his presentation which is a smaller version of Nikola Tesla's Tesla Coil. Carson's teacher said all of the kids were piled up at his station so they could experience it!
When you put your hand on the ball, the electric currents are drawn to your hand.
It was so amazing!
(This picture doesn't really show how cool it was though)


Carson loves inventing, creating and experimenting like Nikola Tesla,
it's no wonder he was so fascinated by his life!
Good job!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Way to go Cars! Your presentation was great and I love the Telsa Coil and your posterboard...very sharp!

Pam said...

You have some amazing kids!

Sheila Madsen said...

That was awesome. Very informative. I've never heard of Nikola Tesla so you helped me learn something new. Thanks so much Carson. I like the mustache, too.