Elementary Scavenger Hunt 1) Name _________________________ Westar Energy burns coal to make energy. After it is burned, they recycle the ash for several other uses…..can you name 2? ______________ and ____________ Construction – bricks, embankments, roads, and stabilizer for soft soil; As an ingredient – floor, ceiling tiles, siding, roofing, decking, doors, and shower stalls; recreational – bowling balls, flotation devices, running tracks, park benches, and art supplies; transportation – auto bodies, boat hulls, sign posts, and railroad ties. Transformer 2) If the transformer did not reduce the voltage and increase the current , it would be like drinking water from a fire hose! Switches 3) The Education Station uses switches in 2 different ways. A closed switch keeps the power flowing. Circuit Breaker 4) What part of the station would help in a lighting strike? Circuit Breakers People and the Power Grid 5) __________________ & ____________________ are two of the career choices you might have if you worked for Westar. Engineer – keeps electricity flowing to all areas of power grid Power Plant Technician –makes sure enough electricity is being made and equipment is running properly. Mechanic & Control Technician – Maintain electrical equipment and make sure electricity flows safely. Line Worker – installs and maintains transmission and distribution lines and repairs power lines. Administration/Management – Organize and plan to help keep grid running, manage finances, and provide information technology and customer service.