With the summer quickly approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, many parents may be worried about how their kids will spend their free time this summer. General Motors may have a solution for those families, however, with the automaker announcing its new Electrifying Engineering video series this week.
GM describes Electrifying Engineering as “a free educational video series designed to foster ingenuity through hands-on activities while educating kids about electric vehicle technology.” Electrifying Engineering episodes will be released on YouTube every Sunday through to the end of July, giving students an abundance of educational video content to consume while they are at home this summer. Electrifying Engineering videos will be hosted by different members of the GM team and will touch on a wide range of topics, including electric vehicle charging, electric vehicle motors, autonomous vehicle sensors and more.
Additionally, Electrifying Engineering episodes will feature an interactive engineering project that will be easy for viewers to mimic from the comfort of their own homes with common, everyday household items. This will give the online classes a bit more engagement and allow viewers to put what they’ve learned to the test – whether it be with regard to science, mathematics or vehicle design. The automaker is also encouraging viewers to share their completed engineering projects on social media using the hashtag #ElectrifyingEngineering.
“Schools may be winding down the remote-learning programs put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents, teachers and students everywhere are seeking new ways to keep minds active and inspired outside the classroom during the summer months,” the automaker said in a statement. “General Motors is lending support by releasing Electrifying Engineering.”
Electrifying Engineering is yet another online educational resource launched by General Motors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in March, the automaker launched the ‘Corvette Academy’ video series – a 23-part video series that aims to educate and inform Corvette fans of the model’s past and present.
The Electrifying Engineering video series can be found via GM’s YouTube page.