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Whyville’s Energy Game: WHYPOWER
Whyville is a thriving community with its own economy, newspaper, government and much more. It now has its own power grid! As part of the WhyCareers program, we are “electrifying” Whyville with a power grid that uses traditional and renewable energy sources. Students will manage the power grid to select the right mix of coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar and wind energy. They will build homes in Whyville! They will observe and measure power use in Whyville, and form good energy behaviors and habits. Finally, they will explore the math, science and career topics related to energy. Just like in real life, success in Whyville is not pre-programmed! Students skill, initiative, creativity and teamwork determines the rewards they receive and the “virtual money” they earn in WhyPower.
Education and Career Pathways from Middle School to College
Project funded by the Texas Governor's Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor