Toddlers at Bright Horizons St. Mary Hospital Child Development Center in Langhorne, PA have a new special bicycle to ride that teaches them about energy. The bicycle generator was donated by Electric Bike Technologies to aid with their new STEM initiatives. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
The bike helps teach the kids how the sun’s energy is transferred to food, the food is eaten by us and through science and technology they can use the energy in their bodies to create electricity. When the kids pedal the bike the lights in the back twirl and light up; the faster they pedal, the more energy is created and the bigger the light show!
Kids can’t get enough of the bike and the center has decided to leave the bike in the main room so whenever kids want to hop on for a spin they can be reminded just how cool science and technology can be and how it can help us change the world we live in for the better.
Electric Bike Technologies has offered educational discounts since starting in 2008 and has seven universities using it’s motors and related light electric vehicle products at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon that starts today in Detroit, MI.