Energy Sustainability in the Klamath Basin

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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 this is a current topic, it is and ideal case study for emerging enviromentalists.

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Pros

  • Examination of actual current events helps high schoolers practice researching and forming opinions that will contribute to their community
  • Raises awareness of efforts in moving to more sustainable and eco-conscious methods for generating electricity
  • Writing assignment addresses Common Core State Standards
Cons

  • None
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