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Value of the River - HydropowerLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 8th
Wow! Great video! Your class should gain some valuable new knowledge about how hydropower works, and how the many dams that are on the Columbia and Snake rivers actually produce electricity from having water pass through their turbines....
Exploring HydropowerLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 2006, about 20 percent of the world's electricity was generated from hydroelectric power. In the presentation, scholars review the water cycle and gravitational energy to begin to understand how humans harness the power of water. They...
Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)Lesson Planet
6th - 8th
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that...
How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity ALesson Planet
4th - 8th
Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same...
How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity BLesson Planet
6th - 8th
In this second of three activities, energy engineers plan and create a hydropower dam as they learn how hydroelectric power plants generate electricity. A hydropower puzzle is also included, which can be worked on by teams that finish...
How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity CLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Third in a set of lessons regarding reservoirs, dams, and hydropower, this involves a two-day hydropower plant simulation. Collaborative groups build, maintain, and finance the plant. The transparency of the reservoir setup can be...
Hydroelectric Power - How it Works?Lesson Planet
2 mins 7th - 12th
The video quality is poor, but the content is informative. Footage from an actual hydroelectric power plant and colorful computer animations are used to explain how hydropower is converted into usable electricity. This can be used to...
How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity ALesson Planet
6th - 8th
Environmentally friendly engineering teams construct a water wheel and experiment with its speed and the resulting amount of weight it can lift. Consider following this activity with two more of the same title by the same publisher when...
Salmon Vs. Dams: the Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha RiverLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Students role-play a meeting of the Elwha River council in which they present opposing views to council members on hydroelectric power and salmon fisheries resources. They brainstorm possible conflicts between various people in land-use...
Investigation: Water WheelLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Middle school scientists construct a working water wheel from an aluminum pie pan. Because of the sharp edges on the cut aluminum, this activity is for mature learners only. You could have your class compete to see whose wheel can lift...
Energy Sustainability in the Klamath BasinLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
High schoolers research the hydroelectric plant removal project that is underway on the Klamath River. They consider the replacement of hydroelectric dams with geothermal power plants and form an argument based on their viewpoints. Since...
How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity CLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Can the force of falling water through a tube vary by altering the diameter of the tube or its height? That is what physical scientists aim to discover in this activity, the third in successively more revealing activities on the power of...
Eco-Kids: How Students Can Help Save the WorldLesson Planet
Fourth graders identify the different types of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. In this ecology lesson, 4th graders create models of wind mills and hydropower. They discuss the pros and cons of using alternative forms of energy.