Sunday, 17 July 2011

Science and Transportation

First stop of the day: Science Museum
On Monday, July 11th, we ventured back into London for visits to the Science Museum and London Transport Museum.  Our first stop, the Science Museum, brought together a number of the Industrial Revolution energy sources we previously explored in the museum's very informative Energy Hall.  We also had a chance to tie in some of the energy course in the exhibit: Energy - Fueling the Future.

Checking out the steam power

Ruben and Adam exploring some of the interactive elements of the exhibit
One of the many impressive steam powered engines in Energy Hall

Alice learning about current energy projects
The transportation museum gave us a chance to look at the evolution of moving people and products in and around London over the past 200+ years.  It was fascinating to see the development of the underground and see the change from steam to electric powered tube cars.

Our second museum of the day...

Learning about the steam powered underground

Completing the first tube line: the Circle route

Looking down from the past into the future
Exploring the online component of transportation and a little couch time

Amit and Lesley on board an old double decker
From there it was back to Cambridge to prep for Tuesday classes.  Wednesday would take us back into the big city for a visit with one of the biggest energy companies in the world: Shell.

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